Fat Girl Okayed For Ontario Screenings

“The Ontario government has lifted the ban it applied in fall, 2001, on Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl (A ma soeur!). The government had been facing a court action over the ban that, if heard, would have contested the constitutionality of the Ontario Film Review Board.” Canadian film boards have the legal right to censor or ban films which violate vague decency standards, but in recent years, the power has been exercised rarely, and many Canadians want to do away with the practice entirely.