Belle De Jour: The Criterion Collection
The porcelain perfection of Catherine Deneuve hides a cracked interior in the actress's most
iconic role: SÃ©verine, a chilly Paris housewife by night, a bordello prostitute by day. This surreal and erotic
late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis BuÃ±uel 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 BuÃ±uel's biggest hits.