In 2004, acclaimed French Filmmaker Catherine Breillat suffered a stroke which left the left side of her body paralyzed. Three years later, she meets Christophe Rocancourt, a notorious con-artist. She offers him the starring role in a film and hires him to write a screenplay, for 25 thousand euros. In this autobiographical production, Isabelle Huppert plays Breillat during the 18 months that followed this meeting. A true, unaccountable story involving dozen of checks, disappointments and the personal drama of one of the most important filmmakers of today. Toronto Film Festival 2013.
Born in Bressuire, France. She started her career in films as a screenwriter and directed her first feature, A Real Young Lady, in 1976. She has directed such controversial films as Romance (1999), Fat Girl, featured at the Berlin Film Festival in 2001; Anatomy of Hell (2004), The Last Mistress (2007), part of the Cannes competition; and Bluebeard (2009), shown in Berlin. In 2010, she took part in Venice with The Sleeping Beauty.