The Last Mistress 2007
Une vieille maîtresse (original title)
Unrated | 1h 54min | Drama, Romance | 18 July 2008 (USA)
Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
This is a beautiful period film with a lot of Breillat’s trademark unflinching look at love and war between sexes. The story is old, but this is first time I see it put so frankly – they not marrying the the love of their life….
Sex is shot amazingly. There is an eyeful of historical detail and actors are looking great, dressed and undressed. The book it is based on according to Breillat, is autobiographical, which makes it even more interesting.
To put it simply – great work in many aspects.
Bravo again Catherine!
Director: Catherine Breillat
Writers: Jules-Amédée Barbey d’Aurevilly (novel), Catherine Breillat (adaptation)
Stars: Asia Argento, Fu’ad Aït Aattou, Roxane Mesquida
Country: France | Italy
Release Date: 18 July 2008 (USA)
Also Known As: The Last Mistress
Filming Locations: Île de Bréhat, Côtes-d’Armor, France