France/Italy, 100 min, 1967, 4K DCP, Dir. Luis Buñuel, Rated R, French with English subtitles, Janus Films
"It is possibly the best-known erotic film of modern times, perhaps the best." – Roger Ebert, Great Movies
Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Severine, 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.
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