Latest Catherine Breillat Stories

2008-08-29 09:00:43

By Jeff Vice Deseret News THE LAST MISTRESS -- ** -- Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou; in French, with English subtitles; not rated, probable R (sex, nudity, vulgarity, brief gore, violence, mild profanity, slurs, brief drugs) If American filmgoers have any prior knowledge of actress Asia Argento's work, it's because of movies like "xXx,""Marie Antoinette" and "George A. Romero's Land of the Dead." However, one of those indicated she had something like "The Last Mistress" in her. She's...

2008-08-01 21:00:25

By JAMES VERNIERE "WATER LILIES" Rated R. In French with subtitles. At Kendall Square Cinema. Grade C- If high school were a French movie, it'd be "Water Lilies," a portrait of sexual angst in the underage-girl set. Watch a sex siren perform aqua-acrobatics and her sullen suitor pout for 80-odd minutes, or don't. Written and directed by Celine Sciamma and featured in the prestigious New Directors/New Films series in New York City last spring, the film is a thorough disappointment....

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Soren Andersen, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Aug. 1--He's a beauty. She, not so much. With his flawless skin, slender build and plump pouty lips, Ryno de Marigny (Fu-ad Ait Aattou) looks like a very young Mick Jagger, an androgynous lady-killer who makes conquests effortlessly. With a nose a little too prominent and a forehead a little too large, the woman known as La Vellini (Asia Argento) is far from the most glamorous woman in Paris in 1838. (The screenplay is based on a...

2008-07-18 03:00:00

By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 18--Asia Argento is not the most beautiful woman in the world, or the most elegant. But she is one of the sexiest. Her unquenchable fire is the soul of "The Last Mistress," and she justifies her casting in the lead role. If any woman would spoil a man for all other women, it would be Argento's human volcano, Senora Vellini. Catherine Breillat's potboiler would be even more satisfying if Argento were paired with a more intriguing leading...

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