Criterion Close-Up 29 – Fat Girl (2001)

Mark, Aaron and Kristen Sales give Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl a look. We look at Breillat’s methods, and the points about women in society she is trying to make. We delve into feminism, fat shaming, and the dichotomy between the lives of men and and women. We also take a close look at the shocking ending, and try to reconcile what she is trying to say about the world.

Special Guest: Kristen Sales from Sales on Film. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr.

Show notes:


0:00 – Intro & Welcome Kristen 6:10 – Kristen’s Criterion Connection. 17:50 – Busy Podcasting 22:00 – Short Takes (Chimes at Midnight, Sada, The Karate Kid) 34:00 – Fat Girl

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