Dir. Catherine Breillat
Starring Caroline Ducey, Rocco Siffredi, and François Berléand
In Romance (1999), a schoolteacher breaks away from a frustrated relationship with her withholding boyfriend in order to engage in a series of sexual encounters, exploring the furthest ends of her sexual desires and engaging in a series of sexual encounters, in an attempt to understand something about herself. A simultaneous scandal and triumph for the iconic director Catherine Breillata champion of transgressive and introspective explorations of female sexualityRomance was smacked with an "X" rating by censors upon its release (and in some cases banned altogether), prompting a far-reaching critical dialogue about the limits and politics of depicting female sexuality in mainstream cinema.
Museum of Arts and Design (View)
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
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