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Bluebeard

Synopsis
In the 1950s, Bluebeard was the favourite tale of good little girls, one of whom is Catherine, who loves to frighten her older sister Marie-Anne by reading this fairy tale to her until she starts to cry. Catherine also puts herself in the fairy tale by becoming Princess Marie-Catherine, Bluebeard’s last wife, the one who escapes the fate of all those he hanged before her because she is the virgin princess that the ogre cannot make up his mind to kill. This hesitation will doom him, and allow the virgin to get the head of the giant. Director Catherine Breillat offers here a feminist retelling of Perrault’s fairy tale.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Year of production
2011
Notes
With English subtitles.
Subjects
French studies; Literature; Women’s studies
Keywords
femininity; feminism; film adaptations; Bluebeard (fairy tale)

Credits

Director
Catherine Breillat

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£16.49
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

New Wave Films

Email
info@newwavefilms.co.uk
Web
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Phone
020 3178 7096
Fax
020 3008 6171
Address
10 Margaret Street
London
W1W 8RL
 

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