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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. In Breillat’s feminist hands, the dark secrets of the ogrelike Lord Bluebeard and his gloomy castle inspire a touching romance, its misshapen villain wonderfully played by French stage actor Dominique Thomas temporarily tamed by sexual purity. Viewers will note, however, that Breillat, always the provocateur, doesn’t exactly condemn it either. 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. 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. 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. 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 makes the film feel cooler and more tranquil than we expect from both the material and this director, but the chill is only superficial:

Underneath there’s a veritable opera of greed, passion and casual cruelty. Bluebeard may have size, wealth and reputation, but Marie-Catherine has the power — at least for now. March 25, 6: Watch Clips ‘Bluebeard’s Bedroom’. Her themes, however, are as ideologically provocative as ever, albeit encased in an atmosphere of wonderment and exploration. The chronicle of Bluebeard and his wives runs parallel to the story of two ‘s-era siblings, the younger of whom Marilou Lopes-Benites, left provokes her older sister Lola Giovannetti by reading the fairy tale out loud. In Breillat’s feminist hands, the dark secrets of the ogrelike Lord Bluebeard and his gloomy castle inspire a touching romance, its misshapen villain wonderfully played by French stage actor Dominique Thomas temporarily tamed by sexual purity.

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. Curiosity kills in Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat’s subtle and serene exploration of extreme sexual politics and 17th century economic realities.

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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.

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 subtktles director and her sister — Breillat plumbs the power of fairy tales to enchant, disturb, warn and teach.

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.

When she and her older sister Daphne Baiwir are kicked out of their convent school following the death of their father, she is eager to meet the wealthy lord. This makes the film feel cooler and blueveard tranquil than we expect from both the material and this director, but the chill is only superficial: Fondly tolerant, Bluebeard shuffles off, but his young bride is curious: Bluebeard La Barbe Bleue Director: Her themes, however, are as ideologically provocative as ever, albeit encased in an atmosphere of wonderment and exploration.

A Marriage Of Unequals? Visually captivating, slyly funny and only briefly gory, Bluebeard finds Breillat in a more playful and less sexually confrontational mood.

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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. Once married, Marie-Catherine quickly uses her innocence and physical fragility to control her colossal husband.

Strand Releasing hide caption. 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 the myths that sustain them. 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.

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Spying on him as he disrobes, she discovers not the monster of local gossip but a sad, weary mountain of pale flesh. 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.

Watch Clips ‘Bluebeard’s Bedroom’. In Breillat’s feminist hands, the dark secrets of the ogrelike Lord Bluebeard and his gloomy castle inspire a touching romance, its bluebearx villain wonderfully played by French stage actor Dominique Thomas temporarily tamed by sexual purity.

Bluebeard may have size, wealth and reputation, but Marie-Catherine has the power — at least for now. Young Marie-Catherine Lola Creton proves surprisingly sturdy when it comes subtitlss managing her forbidding new husband, Lord Bluebeard Dominique Thomas — at least until her curiosity gets the better of her. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

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. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

The chronicle of Bluebeard and his wives runs parallel to the story of two ‘s-era siblings, the younger of whom Marilou Lopes-Benites, left provokes her older sister Lola Giovannetti by reading the fairy tale out loud. This becomes shockingly literal in the film’s tragic climax: Viewers will note, however, that Breillat, always the provocateur, doesn’t exactly condemn it either.

Underneath there’s a veritable opera of greed, passion and casual cruelty.

His latest wife, Marie-Catherine Lola Cretonmay be a virgin, but her backbone is pure steel: This Innocent Is Hluebeard Resilient. March 25, 6: