If there is one thing you can't describe Catherine Breillat as, it's "ordinary." I remember happening upon one of her films on a regular cable channel here in Canada. It was sexual dysfunction film Anatomy of Hell, which of course, stars porn star Rocco Siffredi. I sat there, thinking it was Rocco, then thinking: no, it couldn't be! But after some, erm, attention to the rectal area, I knew it was definitely him. While I don't know if we can expect the same shock value as Hell, we will soon be getting a taste of her new film, The Last Mistress. indieWIRE has posted today that IFC First Take has grabbed the film's North American rights.

stars Asia Argento (Marie Antoinette) as a "tempestuous Spanish mistress" who has an affair with the "distinguished, well-bred Ryno de Marigny (Fu'ad Ait Aattou)." IFC Entertainment president Jonathan Sehring says that pairing the director and Argento "has produced one of the most entertaining, witty and electrically charged films in recent memory." Before you wonder if that's entertaining and witty in an inaccessible arthouse way, he also states: "Not only is this Catherine Breillat's most accessible film, it's also one of her best. We're thrilled to bring it to American audiences and look for it to be one of her most successful." I guess we'll have to wait and see if he's right. While there's no word on when the company plans to release the movie, it has joined the roster for the New York Film Festival.
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