CCU29 – Fat Girl (2001)


Mark, Aaron and Kristen Sales give Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl a look. We look at Breillat’s methods, and the points about women in society she is trying to make. We delve into feminism, fat shaming, and the dichotomy between the lives of men and and women. We also take a close look at the shocking ending, and try to reconcile what she is trying to say about the world.

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Special Guest: Kristen Sales from Sales on Film. You can find her on Twitter and Tumblr.

Show notes:


0:00 – Intro & Welcome Kristen
6:10 – Kristen’s Criterion Connection.
17:50 – Busy Podcasting
22:00 – Short Takes (Chimes at Midnight, Sada, The Karate Kid)
34:00 – Fat Girl

Fat Girl

fat girl - anais ccu

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Posted on February 21, 2016, in Criterions, Film, Podcast. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This has got to be my favourite podcast. I saw this glorious film only yesterday and I fell in love with it. I totally agree with everything Kristen says about the film. The pacing is something that I thought was very well done. Anais is such a strong character, she says so little but yet she has so much we can interpret from her. Very well written, and you guys have analysed it well. I’ll include some of this in my next essay at Uni, thank you! 🙂

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