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The sequel to Bunuel's 1967 film, Belle de Jour, directed by Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira at the age of 97, is a masterpiece in its own right. Michel Piccoli reprises his role as Husson, while Bulle Ogier steps in for Catherine Deneuve as the bourgeois housewife-turned-whore, Severine. Almost four decades after employing her in his brothel, Husson spots Severine at a concert in Paris and pursues her, dying to unlock the skeletons in her deep, dark closet. "...luminous...extraordinarily graceful" (Richard Brody, The New Yorker). A nominee for Best Actor (Piccolo) at the European Film Awards and an Official Selection at the New York Film Festival. In French with optional English subtitles.

Manoel de Oliveira---Portugal/France---2006---70 mins.