Belle de Jour returns to cinemas from 8 September, screening from a new 4K restoration which has spent the summer season turning heads at Cannes Classics and Il Cinema Ritrovato.
50 years after its first release, Luis Buñuel's hypnotic story of a bourgeois housewife who submits herself to the world of the bordello - a spell-binding Catherine Deneuve, in one of her defining roles - retains its ability to scandalise, to titillate and to challenge.
Belle de jour | Back in UK cinemas from 8 September
Catherine Deneuve is extraordinary in a secret theatre of erotic shame" - The Guardian"
Classic Film of the Week - The Times
"The slippery, confounding nature of Belle de Jour is what gives the film its power. The movie's veneer of cut-glass realism and elegant restraint hides a wild, libidinous dream-logic geared yo provoke." - The Big Issue
"A reissue of Luis Buñuel's iconic 1967 award-winner" - Metro
"Don’t miss this re-issue of Buñuel’s masterpiece, now aged 50, but still ravishing" - The Mature Times
- Belle de Jour: how Catherine Deneuve's bored housewife changed cinematic sex forever - The Telegraph
- Get to know Buñuel in five easy steps - Curzon Blog
- 50 years of Belle de Jour: eight later films exploring transgressive female sexuality - BFI Online
- Trailer reveal - Little White Lies