Belle toujours

Continuing the fictional drama of the 1967 film, Belle de jour, directed by Buñuel and co-written by him and Jean-Claude Carrière, the same characters are found meeting 38 years later and still repudiating one another as before, in body and soul. (Manoel de Oliveira) The often surrealistic tone of Belle de jour does not seem at all mitigated by time, but even more absurd. In the end, at dinner, the film goes much further than its predecessor, and a melancholy story emerges about the value of memories and how time changes everything. (Gerwin Tamsma)

Panorama Special 2007
Manoel de Oliveira
Portugal / France 2006
70 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Manoel de Oliveira
Cinematography Sabine Lancelin
Editing Valérie Loiseleux
Music Antonín Dvořák
With Michel Piccoli, Bulle Ogier, Leonor Baldaque, Ricardo Trepa, Júlia Buisel
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