Twelve-year-old AnaÃ¯s is fat. Her sister, fifteen-year-old Elena, is a beauty. While the girls are on vacation with their parents, AnaÃ¯s tags along while Elena explores the dreary seaside town. Elena meets Fernando, an Italian law student; he seduces her with promises of love, and the ever watchful AnaÃ¯s bears witness to the corruption of her sister's innocence. Fat Girl (Ã ma soeur!) is not only a portrayal of female adolescent sexuality and the complicated bond between siblings but also a shocking assertion by the always controversial Catherine Breillat that violent oppression exists at the core of male-female relations.
Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Fat Girl
Two interviews with director Catherine Breillat, one conducted the night after the film's world premiere at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, the other a look back at the film's production and alternate ending