Wednesday, December 4, 2019

A New (Mini) Film By Catherine Breillat Out Now!

Catherine Breillat has made a new film, and it's playing in theaters and streaming online now!  ...But, before you get too carried away, I should point out that this is an extremely short film.  It's part of Strand Films' (the company that's distributed her last several films here in the US) film series called 30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing.  It's a series of thirty short films, each roughly a minute long, filmed on iphones by thirty of the filmmakers Strand has worked with over the past three decades.  Some of the other noteworthy filmmakers include John Waters, Rose Troche, James Schamus, Cindy Sherman, Claire Denis and Gregg Araki.

So yeah, as you can imagine, a single minute filmed on their phones suggests they're aiming pretty low compared to these filmmakers' usual feature work.  But that doesn't mean we don't wanna see them, right?  Well, all thirty films are playing together in various screenings throughout the month of December, including at the San Franciso Museum of Modern Art and UCLA.  Sounds like a fun event to attend!

But let's say you don't live in a hip, smartly artistically served community.  Or maybe, since you're here at and not, you only care about Catherine's film.  You just wanna watch it quick and painlessly online.  Well, you're in luck!  A neat little website called happens to be streaming all of the female-directed 30/30 shorts, and Breillat's is right at the top of the list!  There ya go.  It's obviously a minor work, but for us starved Breillat fans who haven't had a new film from her in six years now, a "sad but beautiful" video postcard from our beloved director should be very welcome.  She says she's out there writing, so maybe we'll get another movie soon... and this can be a DVD extra!