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Brève traversée

Catherine Breillat France, 2001

Warren Spratley's rating of the film Brief Crossing

Muted tones, shades of blue, grey, the dark sea. It quickly occurs to us that Breillat is using color & shade to reflect upon the limitations of gender relations, upon society's ways of suffocating psychology. Each scene pivots on transformation. Breillat's camera glides with a calm spiritual concern for these characters who fuck, philosophize, listen & respond to each other, change. Breillat's gentlest masterpiece.