A bored doctor's wife (Catherine Deneuve) hears of a brothel operating near her home. Struck by a sudden desire, she goes to the brothel and offers her services in the afternoons. She encounters a wide range of characters, eventually running into a friend of her husband...Surreal tale directed by Luis Bunuel.
Stunningly restored for the 50th anniversary, BELLE DE JOUR is an elegant and erotic masterpiece and undoubtedly Luis Bunuel's most accessible film.
Screen icon Catherine Deneuve plays Severine, the glacially beautiful, sexually unfulfilled wife of a surgeon, whose blood runs icy with ennui until she takes a day-job in a brothel. There she meets a charismatic but sinister young gangster (Pierre Clementi) and ignites an obsession that will court peril. Bunuel uses diffused lighting, dark colours, and shadows throughout the film to temper the gravity and emotional impact of each uncomfortable scene. Left to our own imaginative devices, the result is a film that is highly unsettling, perverse, and inevitably tragic.
- The Last Script
- A Story of Perversion or Emancipation? - Interview with Dr Sylvain Mimoun
- Commentary by Professor Peter W. Evans
- New Interview with Jean-Claude Carriere
- New Masterclass with Diego Bunuel and Jean-Claude Carriere
- New Trailer
- Includes 6 artcards