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French Cinematheque: BELLE DE JOUR (1968)

DIRECTED BY: Luis Bunuel

STARRING: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli



Co-presented by Focus on French Cinema

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BELLE DE JOUR dramatizes the collision between depravity and elegance, one of the favorite themes of director Luis Buñuel. Catherine Deneuve stars as a wealthy but bored newlywed, eager to taste life to the fullest. She seemingly gets her wish early in the film when she is kidnapped, tied to a tree, and whipped. It turns out that this is only a daydream, but her subsequent visits to a neighboring brothel, where she offers her services, certainly seem to be real. This illusion/reality dichotomy extends to the final scenes, in which we are offered two possible endings.


LANGUAGE: French with English subtitles


RUNNING TIME: 105 minutes



Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -7:30PM




$7-12, $7 for Alliance Francaise Members




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