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Repertory Series: Keaton-esque • STEAMBOAT BILL • Tuesday 12/25 at 4:00

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Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2014

Abuse of Weakness

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(Abus de faiblesse, 2013) dir Catherine Breillat w/Isabelle Huppert, Kool Shen [105 min; DCP]
In French with English subtitles.
In a pairing so perfect we can’t believe it’s never happened before, infamous cinematic provocatrice Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl) and legendary actress Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher) team up for this fearless autobiographical character study.

★★★½ “Huppert’s amazing performance not only masters the physical rigors and deformations of her character, but more importantly captures her cold capriciousness and the enigmatic innocence that one of Maud’s friends labels ‘perverse.'” – Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

★★★★☆ “Another fascinating entry in the director’s ongoing exploration of the sadistic and masochistic facets of human behavior.” – Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“With clinical dispassion and narrative elegance, Breillat has constructed what she calls ‘a thriller about denial.'” Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

“A fascinating, nicely restrained look at what in retrospect was a parasitic relationship.” – Betsy Sherman, The Arts Fuse

“It is hard to imagine that any other actress could muster the stubborn ferocity that Isabelle Huppert brings to the role.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Catherine Breillat’s films have always been autobiographical, often painfully so, and yet “Abuse of Weakness” cuts even closer to the marrow than the rest.” – Peter DeBruge, Variety


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See both films as a double feature for one low price – just select the Multi Feature ticket for the earliest showtime you wish to attend! Brattle passes accepted.

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