Product DetailsCatherine 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.
Store CommentsSpecial Features New high-definition digital restoration (with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition) Audio commentary featuring Michael Wood, author of the BFI Film Classics book Belle de jour New video piece featuring writer and sexual-politics activist Susie Bright and film scholar Linda Williams New interview with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière Segment from the French television program Cinéma, featuring interviews with Carrière and actress Catherine Deneuve Original and rerelease trailers New English subtitle translation PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Melissa Anderson and a 1970s interview with director Luis Buñuel
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