Belle de Jour in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Jan 27 8:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 29 4:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 29 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Jan 31 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1967
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Luis Buñuel
Cast:Catherine Deneuve
Jean Sorel
Michel Piccoli
Geneviève Page
Pierre Clémenti


Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits. In French with English subtitles.