For decades filmmaker and writer Catherine Breillat has been creating challenging cinema, often provoking both virulent reactions and inspiring critics. Her oeuvre defies the normative ideas of romantic love to unearth erotic fantasies. The loss of virginity, female masochism and love between an old woman and a younger man are recurrent themes in several films. The focus remains on women’s relationship to desire. Besides, Catherine contends the necessity for men to re-examine their own sexuality and the way it has been affected by women’s social advancement. If you want to know more about the dangerous liaisons between a filmmaker and an actor, Abuse of Weakness (2013) appears as a new cinematographic manifesto on the verge of auto-fiction.