The Last Mistress

Friday, February 11 - Thursday, February 17, 2022

Catherine Breillat, France’s foremost provocatrice, teams with daredevil screen siren Asia Argento for a scorching, intensely carnal adaptation of a scandalous 19th-century novel. A reformed libertine prepares to marry a virginal daughter of the aristocracy and settle down. But his jealous lover (Argento) lurks in the wings–and in the minds of high society’s gossip hounds– still fiercely determined to possess him.

“Scandalous and exotic… an elegant, intellectually exciting and often dazzlingly beautiful film.” – Amy Taubin, Film Comment

“May have more erotic smolder than any film Breillat has made before.” – Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

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  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles
  • Year 2007
  • Running Time 115 minutes
  • Director Catherine Breillat
  • Cast Asia Argento, Fu'ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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