Horeck 2010 Shame

Title Information

Author: Tanya Horeck

Title: Shame and the Sisters

Subtitle: Catherine Breillat's À Ma Soeur! (Fat Girl)

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 195-209

Series: Continuum Film Studies

ISBN-10: 082642967X (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780826429674 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441109774 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441116147 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 21st Century | French History | Representations: Films / À Ma Soeur!

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Author: Tanya Horeck, Department of English and Media, Anglia Ruskin UniversityAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Like Bourke, Tanya Horeck argues that rape is reconsidered in the work of another of cinéma brut's female directors, Catherine Breillat. Horeck demonstrates how Breillat's exploration of rape is inextricably linked to her exploration of cinema, claiming "there is a visual specificity to Breillat's envisioning of rape that enables her to articulate something about violence and desire that is only attainable cinematically." Horeck reads À Ma Soeur! (known as Fat Girl in the US) in the context of classic feminist theory, arguing that this "cruel fairy tale" opens up provocative questions about shame and desire as it explores female adolescent sexuality. The rape that ends the film is not gratuitous, but rather, inextricably linked to Breillat's filmic project of exploring the unsettling ambiguities of female sexuality.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 11)

Wikipedia: Catherine Breillat: Fat Girl

Added: December 27, 2014 – Last updated: December 27, 2014