Belle de Jour

  • Dir: Luis Buñuel

  • France/Italy, 1967, French, 100mins, DCP

  • Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli

In Buñuel’s feverish surreality, the exquisite Catherine Deneuve secretly transgresses to become a prostitute in the afternoons. From frigid housewife to masochist voluptuary, her life and fantasies betray a total separation of flesh and spirit. Dream and reality blend into an indissoluble whole, becoming a shrewd commentary on the hypocrisy of social relations and sexual politics. With virtually no nudity and absolutely no onscreen sex, this Golden Lion winner invites us into sensual and erotic imagination that still captivates over half a century.

Venice Film Festival: Golden Lion Best Film


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