Belle De Jour - The 50th Anniversary Edition
Running Time: 100 Mins
Release Date: 02/10/2017
Content Type: Movie
STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce the release of the newly restored 4k version of Luis Buñuel’s highly celebrated exploration of female desire, BELLE DE JOUR. Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel and Michel Piccoli, this groundbreaking surrealist film was Buñuel’s most successful of his career and won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1967.
Séverine (Catherine Deneuve, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Dancer in the Dark), the very reserved wife of Pierre (Jean Sorel, The Day of the Jackal), is prone to masochistic fantasies which reveal her sexual frustration. Driven by curiosity, she secretly pays a visit to a brothel
and, unknown to her husband, soon becomes "Beauty of the Day", the third girl in Madame Anaïs' discreet house of ill-repute. Seemingly having found an inner peace through the satisfaction of her clients' desires, things soon turn sour when Marcel (Michel Piccoli, Le Doulos, a loutish regular visitor to the bordello, insists on having Séverine all to himself.
Panic-stricken, Séverine quits her dangerous day job but is it too late?
- Commentary by professor Peter W. Evans
- The Last Script
- A Story of Perversion or Emancipation? - Interview with Dr Sylvain Mimoun
- New Trailer
- New Jean-Claude Carrière interview
- New Masterclass with Diego Buñuel and Jean-Claude Carrière
1.66 : 1 Colour
English 2.0 Stereo
French 2.0 Stereo
Joseph Kessel (novel)
Director of Photography:
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