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Belle De Jour
ShowtimesAugust 11:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
55th Anniversary Screening!
Rated 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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.–The Criterion Collection
“A radical work that both looks back at the director’s own early surrealist cinema and anticipates the work of David Lynch.”–Slant Magazine
“It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best.”–Chicago Sun-Times