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156 Ratings

36 Fillette

Directed by Catherine Breillat
France, 1988
Drama, Romance


Titled after the name of a little girl’s dress size, the coming-of-age drama 36 Fillette follows a couple days in the life of 14-year-old Lili (Delphine Zentout), whose physically mature features contrast with her immature adolescent angst.

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36 Fillette Directed by Catherine Breillat

Critics reviews

A very solid Breillat (maybe because it’s based on a novel), adding a desultory end-of-summer feel and comically angry family dynamics to the closely-observed back-and-forth; the ending is surprisingly un-mysterious by her standards, then again so’s the whole movie.
April 25, 2015
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