This free talk will take place on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:00pm in the EBM Amphitheater.

A decade after premiering the provocative Abuse of Weakness, a searing adaptation of her own nonfiction book, the inimitable French auteur Catherine Breillat returns to NYFF with Main Slate selection Last Summer. The incendiary, compelling new drama continues and complicates a body of work that has fearlessly interrogated the social and psychological contradictions of sexual morality, and laid bare the combustive ways in which the normative framework of the nuclear family comes into conflict with the unruly forces of female desire. We’re honored to host Breillat for a wide-ranging conversation exploring her rigorous formal approach, the abiding thematic interests of her filmography, and her unflinching commitment to probing the repressed tensions that underlie myriad cultural taboos.

Catherine Breillat’s Last Summer is a Main Slate selection of this year’s New York Film Festival. Click here to learn more about the film.

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