Re-releases

BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017

RE-RELEASES Belle de jour France-Italy 1967. Dir Luis Buñuel. With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli, Geneviève Page. 100min. Digital. EST. A Park Circus-STUDIOCANAL release. 18 Buñuel’s cool, slyly subversive comedy-drama of bourgeois manners boasts one of Catherine Deneuve’s most alluringly enigmatic performances Bored housewife Séverine (Deneuve), in love with but sexually remote from her surgeon husband, starts spending her afternoons at a high-class brothel. Soon, given the jealous desire she arouses in some clients, her anonymity and marriage are at risk. True to his surrealist roots, Buñuel blurs the distinction between ‘reality’ and Séverine’s masochistic fantasies; FROM FRI 8 SEP he also eschews sensationalism, opting for subtle details all the more intriguing in their ambiguity. Like the production design and costumes, Sacha Vierny’s cinematography and Séverine herself, this newly restored classic exudes elegance – but that, Buñuel reminds us, counts for little compared to the inner life... Geoff Andrew, Programmer-at-large Also available on from 8 Sep RE-RELEASES Plenty of chances for you to revisit these key classics – many newly restored 12 book online at bfi.org.uk


BFI Southbank Guide Sep-Oct 2017
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