Catherine Breillat( 13 July 1948 - Present )
Catherine Breillat is a French filmmaker, novelist and Professor of Auteur Cinema at the European Graduate School. She has often courted controversy with her films' frank treatment of sexual themes. For example, her 1976 debut film, A Real Young Girl, was not released in theaters until 2000.
Breillat was born in Bressuire, >Deux-Sèvres, but grew up in Niort. She decided to become a writer and director at the age of twelve after watching Ingmar Bergman's Gycklarnas afton, believing she had found her "fictional body" in Harriet Andersson's character, Anna.
She started her career after studying acting at Yves Furet's "Studio d'Entraînement de l'Acteur" in Paris together with her sister, actress ">Marie-Hélène Breillat in 1967. At the age of 17, she had her novel published, l'Homme facile...