Belle de Jour
Friday, July 22, 2016
9:30 PM–11:15 PM
1967, France, Luis BuÃ±uel, 101 min.
Introduced by psychoanalyst Vanessa Sinclair
Séverine, a stunning Parisian housewife, satisfies her fetishistic desires by secretly spending her afterÂnoon hours working as prostitute in a bordello while returning to her devoted husband and her affluent life in the evening. Embodying one of her most iconic roles, Catherine Deneuve assumes the identity of Belle de Jour in this surreal and erotic late-sixties film from provocateur Luis BuÃ±uel. Fantasy and reality commingle in this cinematic transgression, one of BuÃ±uel’s most enduring hits.
“Luis Bunuel’s erotic masterpiece Belle de Jour is one of the sexiest films ever made.” —Matthew Sheldon, Classic Art Films
This film was selected by the artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, whose exhibition Try to Altar Everything closes August 1.
About the Speaker
Vanessa Sinclair, PsyD, is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in New York City. She is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis, which facilitates psychoanalytic lectures, classes, and events in and around New York City. She curates a series on psychoanalysis called Art and the Occult at the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn and contributes to a variety of publications, including the Fenris Wolf, DIVISION/Review: A Quarterly Psychoanalytic Forum, ERIS Magazine, and the Brooklyn Rail.
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