« An American Rhapsody | Main | Black Orpheus (Classic Film Pick) »

March 01, 2009

Belle De Jour (Classic Film Pick)

Belle De JourLuis Bunuel’s 1967 film stars Catherine Deneuve as the wife of a wealthy doctor who begins spending her afternoons working in a high-class French brothel catering to the unique kinks of its clientele.

Outrageous and yet anchored in sensual desire and erotic fantasy, “Belle de Jour” is a fascinating cinematic achievement that dares to connect Deneuve’s porcelain beauty to a world of bourgeois rebellion. Here is a sublime picture filled with surprise, nuance, and a narcotic dose of Catherine Deneuve putting her exotic beauty in the service of surrealism's most provocative filmmaker.

Belle-de-Jour2

Not Rated. 101 mins. (A+) (Five stars — out of five / no halves.

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Video

COLE SMITHEY’S MOVIE WEEK

COLE SMITHEY’S CLASSIC CINEMA

Throwback Thursday


Podcast Series