Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)

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Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)

Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)
863 MB | 1:20:59 | Xvid, 1349 Kb/s | 720x576 | 25 fps | Language: French and English | Subtitles: English (Encoded+Separate) | Aspect ratio: 16:9

More than half a century after David Lean's classic "Brief Encounter" (1945), Catherine Breillat takes the subject deeper and investigates 2 Opposites in the modern setting: a man and a woman, one young and innocent, one older and mature, and what happens when they meet, in-between "countries", at the "sea" - "above the law", what happens when they briefly become one. Are these miraculous moments just a "brief crossing"? Is it all we've got?

Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Breillat is, from her first film "The Real Young Girl" in 1976, all about being real. Her characters are not actors, they are real people, and she's brave and uncompromising in what she wants to tell us about them. She even shows us their intimate thoughts. She goes very deep, and many people don't understand her, so they brand her "controversial", "pornographer", "feminist" etc. They look at the surface and the first thing they see in sex, very often real. (According to some sources, the main actor has lost his virginity in front of the camera) But they don't understand she's not using sex to shock or sell her film, she's using it because she's dedicated to express her ideas the best she could. And, imho, she's having excellent results, powerful films that no one else can make, more so because she's choosing tough subjects.

Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


As usual, there's some very strong sentences of Breillat's: (mostly through the female character, but also she deeply understands male point of view as well)

Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)


Catherine Breillat - Brève traversée (Brief Crossing) (2001)





Other films of Catherine Breillat available on Avaxhome:

A Ma Soeur (Fat Girl)(2001) - published by FNB.47

Sex is Comedy (2002)

Une Vieille Maitresse (The Last Mistress ) (2007)