|Best of Cannes in HD: ''The LAST MISTRESS''|
An MBC Premiere HD DIGITAL Presentation!
In collaboration with Emerging Pictures
Miami Theatrical Premiere!
The Last Mistress (Une vielle maîtresse)
With Asia Argento, Fu-ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida
The Last Mistress marks the monumental pairing of cinema's premiere provocateur, director Catherine Breillat (Romance, Fat Girl) with the most fearless and explosive actor of our generation, Asia Argento (Marie Antoinette, Boarding Gate). A penniless rogue, Ryno de Marigny (newcomer Fu-ad Ait Aattou), shocks 19th century France with his engagement to the virginal gem of the aristocracy, Hermangarde (Roxane Mesquida of Fat Girl). As lurid speculations of Ryno's ten year affair with the carnal Vellini (Argento) manifest, a supremely erotic and wickedly humorous depiction of human lust is revealed - overriding the brittle facade of nobility and reverence. Bolstered by Breillat's mastery of the medium and Argento's commanding performance, The Last Mistress is a highly entertaining yet incredibly provocative film that has resulted in unanimous praise from audiences and critics across the world.
In French with English subtitles
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Cannes Film Festival,
New York Int Film Festival, AFI Int Film Festival,
Toronto Int. Film Festival, Chigo Int. Film Festival
“TORRID and ARRESTING! Breillat’s film, without a doubt, contains the most explicit sex, and talk about sex, ever seen in a historical costume drama” —Screen International
“It’s the kind of film…in its aesthetic daring, in the violence of its idea, in its expansive idea, is a film you want to see several times”. –Manhola Dargis, New York Times
“SCANDALOUS and EXOTIC! Asia Argento’s tour-de-force performance. --Amy Taubin, Film Comment
Friday, August 29, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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