Friday, March 26 - Thursday, April 15, 2010

A bloody, perversely chaste interpretation of the classic fairy tale from the director of The Last Mistress, Fat Girl and Romance, Breillat’s latest is set in motion when two young sisters come across the folk story in a book in the attic. Fascinated, they begin to read the tale of a poor young woman who sets her cap for a frightening, wealthy recluse — despite rumors he’s killed his previous wives.

“Five stars!” – Time Out New York

  • Country France
  • Language French
  • Rating NR
  • Running Time 80 minutes
  • Distributor Strand Releasing
  • Director Catherine Breillat

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