Arthouse Rocco: Close-Up on Two Films By Catherine Breillat

Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Catherine Breillat's Romance (1999) is playing January 25 - February 24 and Anatomy of Hell (2004) is playing January 26 - February 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom in the series Catherine Breillat, Auteur of Porn?“Why do men who disgust us understand us better than the ones we love?”—Marie, Romance“Forget it. She’s a bitch. A slut like any other.”“Yes, but the queen of sluts.”—Man, Anatomy of HellNobody fucks like the French. Or is that the Italians? Ask Catherine Breillat, the French auteur who remarked, when probed in an interview promoting her 2004 feature Anatomy of Hell, regarding the decision to cast Rocco Siffredi, the Italian megastar of hardcore porn, in one of the film’s two leading roles: “No French actor could do it. Rocco performs with his entire body and mind, so he is a sort of perfection.” The Italian Stallion,

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