Belle de Jour

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    Severine Catherine Deneuve is a listless haute bourgeouise wife with a secret afternoon life of prostitution. Her life twists repression and guilt together with uninhibited behaviour, strangled libido with its liberated counterpart. Luis Bunuel was catapulted into cinematic history by his groundbreaking Dali collaboration, Un Chien Andalou, in 1929, but it is Belle de Jour 1967 which inaugurates the extraordinary late phase of his work. It is a film shimmering with reflections on truth, fiction and fantasy, in addition to caustic social insight, as it tells the story of a woman clearing her mind, perhaps, of its ghosts.

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    Number of Pages: 96
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780851708232
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    Listed in: Film theory & criticism
    Publisher: BFI Publishing

    Books by Michael Wood

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