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Ctq Romance Hero

Film

Presented by the Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI

Romance

R 18+

19 Oct

A schoolteacher (Caroline Ducey) has several affairs, trying to spark intimacy with her uninterested partner (Sagamore Stévenin), a self-absorbed, male model.

Seen today, Breillat’s methodical interest in the philosophical and sociological codification of sexual coupling comes to the forefront, as does her penchant for a literary form of deadpan, behavioural absurdity that can be traced back to her early years as a novelist.

No Longer Available.
  • Breillat’s cool, insidious curlicue of a film was responsible for a commentariat furore in Australia that ultimately paved the way for an overhaul of the R18+ classification.