"Sex is Comedy"
Directed by Catherine Breillat
Catherine Breillat explores her typical theme of
male-female sexual relations in Sex is Comedy, but does so in a
metafilmic context that differs from her other films. The result is a
fresh and original inquiry that is probably Breillat's most accessible
offering to date. Anne Parillaud plays Breillat's doppelganger, an
arthouse director in the process of making a film about a young virgin and
her aggressive suitor. The director quickly forms an intimate bond with
her lead actor (Gregoire Colin) and the pair spends much of the time
flirting and fighting about sex, acting, and cinema. "An insightful
glimpse into the mechanics of filmmaking" Film Threat. French with
English subtitles. 92 minutes.