Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat

writer, director, actress

Catherine Breillat was born on Jul 13, 1948 in France. Catherine Breillat's big-screen debut came with Last Tango in Paris directed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1972. Catherine Breillat is known for Il marchese del Grillo directed by Mario Monicelli, Alberto Sordi stars as Il marchese Onofrio Del Grillo and Paolo Stoppa as Il Papa Pio VII. Catherine Breillat has got 9 awards and 10 nominations so far. The most recent award Catherine Breillat achieved is Venice Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Catherine Breillat plays is Venice 70: Future Reloaded which will be released on Aug 31, 2013.

Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies. She is also a best-selling novelist and wrote her first novel, L'Homme Facile, at the age of 17. Breillat acted in Bernardo Bertolucci's Le dernier Tango à Paris (1972) and wrote the screenplay for Maurice Pialat's movie Police (1985) . Since her first own film Une vraie jeune fille (1976), which was released 23 years after its shooting, Breillat explored critically as well as in an innovative way the perceptions imposed on female sexuality, related family and coming of age issues.

  • Birthday

    Jul 13, 1948
  • Place of Birth

    Bressuire, Deux-Sèvres, France
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Known For


9 wins & 10 nominations

Venice Film Festival
La belle endormie (2010)
Winner - C.I.C.A.E. Award
Best Film
Winner - C.I.C.A.E. Award
La belle endormie (2010)
Winner - C.I.C.A.E. Award
Brève traversée (2001)
Winner - Elvira Notari Prize - Special Mention
Philadelphia Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Winner - Jury Award
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