November 12, 2015
What better way is there to spend an afternoon than by indulging in the surreal pleasures of Luis Buñuel? Well, this Saturday, Baltimore's historic Charles Theatre is presenting a matinée . . . Read more »
Catherine 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.
|Séverine Serizy (Belle de jour)||Catherine Deneuve|
|Pierre Serizy||Jean Sorel|
|Henri Husson||Michel Piccoli|
|Madame Anaïs||Geneviéve Page|
|Monsieur Adolphe||Francis Blanche|