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Viewers will note, however, that Breillat, always the provocateur, doesn’t exactly condemn it either. Fondly tolerant, Bluebeard shuffles off, but his young bride is curious: Flatly refusing to sleep with him until she is of age, she retreats to a tiny bed accessed only by a doorway too small for his gargantuan shoulders. The moment is pivotal, and its message will be repeated throughout the film as Breillat frames and lights Marie-Catherine’s slender body so as to dominate her husband’s impressive bulk. Once married, Marie-Catherine quickly uses her innocence and physical fragility to control her colossal husband. This is not a girl to be deterred by rumors of unprepossessing looks or mysteriously missing wives; she’s much more afraid of poverty and starvation.

Curiosity kills in Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat’s subtle and serene exploration of extreme sexual politics and 17th century economic realities. His latest wife, Marie-Catherine Lola Creton , may be a virgin, but her backbone is pure steel: Bluebeard may have size, wealth and reputation, but Marie-Catherine has the power — at least for now. Accessing Charles Perrault’s famous story of la Barbe-bleue through the relationships of two sets of sisters — one long ago and adolescent, the other children in the s stand-ins for the director and her sister — Breillat plumbs the power of fairy tales to enchant, disturb, warn and teach. Watch Clips ‘Bluebeard’s Bedroom’. This Innocent Is Surprisingly Resilient French director Catherine Breillat, known for her provocative sexual imagery, takes on the story of Bluebeard — a lonely lord whose young but fiercely proud new wife uncovers a dark secret lurking in her husband’s castle.

Strand Releasing hide caption. Bluebeard La Barbe Bleue Director: Accessing Charles Perrault’s famous story of la Barbe-bleue envlish the relationships of two sets of sisters — one long ago and adolescent, the other children in the s stand-ins for the director and her sister — Breillat plumbs the power of fairy tales to enchant, disturb, warn and teach.

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And though the impossible demands of patriarchy remain at the heart of the story — Bluebeard gives his wife a key to a room she is forbidden to enter — Breillat’s interpretation turns on sibling rivalry. Her themes, however, are as ideologically provocative as ever, albeit encased in an atmosphere of wonderment and exploration.

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Underneath there’s a veritable opera of greed, passion and casual cruelty. This Innocent Is Surprisingly Resilient.

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Her familiar explicit imagery is notably absent — no shots of the vagina here — as is the lavish production design of her previous magnificent period feature, The Last Mistress. Young Marie-Catherine Lola Creton proves surprisingly sturdy when it comes to managing her forbidding new husband, Lord Bluebeard Dominique Thomas — at least until her curiosity gets the better of her.

The chronicle of Bluebeard and his wives runs parallel to the story of two ‘s-era siblings, the younger subtitlees whom Marilou Lopes-Benites, left provokes her older sister Lola Giovannetti by reading the fairy tale out loud. Spying on him as he disrobes, she discovers not the monster of local gossip but a sad, weary mountain of pale flesh.

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His bluebezrd wife, Marie-Catherine Lola Cretonmay be a virgin, but her backbone is pure steel: Fondly tolerant, Bluebeard shuffles off, blueberd his young bride is curious: Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. Their reading of the story in a cozy attic not only frames the movie but illuminates its themes, providing an incisive commentary on female romantic expectations and subtitls myths that sustain them. Watch Clips ‘Bluebeard’s Bedroom’. Flatly refusing to sleep with him until she is of age, she retreats to a tiny bed accessed only by a doorway too small for his gargantuan shoulders.

This is not a girl to be deterred by rumors of unprepossessing looks or mysteriously missing wives; she’s much more afraid of poverty and starvation. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

Curiosity kills in Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat’s subtle and serene exploration of extreme sexual politics and 17th century economic realities. Bluebeard may have size, wealth and reputation, but Marie-Catherine has the power — at least for now. March 25, 6: In Breillat’s feminist hands, the subtitless secrets of the ogrelike Lord Bluebeard and his gloomy castle inspire a touching romance, blhebeard misshapen villain wonderfully played by French stage actor Dominique Thomas temporarily tamed by sexual purity.

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Viewers will note, however, that Breillat, always the provocateur, doesn’t exactly condemn it either. Once married, Marie-Catherine quickly uses her innocence and physical fragility to control her colossal husband.

A Marriage Of Unequals? When she and her older sister Daphne Baiwir are kicked out of their convent school following the death bluebearc their father, she is eager to meet the wealthy lord.

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This makes the film feel cooler and more tranquil than we expect from both the material and this director, but the chill is only superficial: Visually captivating, slyly funny and only briefly gory, Bluebeard finds Breillat in a more playful and less sexually confrontational mood. The moment is pivotal, and its message will be repeated throughout the film as Breillat frames and lights Marie-Catherine’s slender body so as to dominate her husband’s impressive bulk.

This Innocent Is Surprisingly Resilient French director Catherine Breillat, known for her provocative sexual imagery, takes on the story of Bluebeard — a lonely lord whose young but fiercely proud 22009 wife uncovers a dark secret lurking in her husband’s castle. This becomes shockingly literal in envlish film’s tragic climax: Intercutting between the two pairs of sisters, and allowing the younger to triumph in both cases, the director herself a younger sister observes the consequences of one-upmanship without obvious approval.