First watched this eight years ago on the television. My introduction to Bunuel. Even more special: My introduction to Mlle. Deneuve! Love & Adoration at first sight and still one of my favourite women in ALL HISTORY OF CINEMA AND SPACE AND TIME AND GALAXIES AND COSMOS FOREVER AND ALWAYS!! (Sorry.) Also Quite, Quite Special: Pierre Clementi!! (Mmmm...) JE T'ADORE!! JE T'AIME!! S&M!!
A dryly amusing surrealist fantasy. All slightly pedantic, but a more structured narrative approach to the usual bourgeois-bashing. A good starting point for potential Bunuelians and home to an iconic image or two.
i have been thinking all day of a comment to describe this film and my experience but i haven't really been able to think of anything substantial. belle de jour left me with a numbed feeling like i was desensitized. it's a film worth viewing - for one, it's simply gorgeous to look at. this is one where execution was of its finest but the content was somewhat lifeless to me at times and not because that was intended.
One of Buneul's best! A tremendous fusion of comedy and politics, where reality and fantasy get to become the rocky chimera they always are, and half the fun is guessing what's going on in Mlle. Deneuve's head. An interestingly cheeky view of sex too, namely because it suggests that sexual desire, much like a Bunuel film, isn't meant to be understood so much as enjoyed.