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Friday, February 14, 2020 - Monday, February 17, 2020

Catherine Deneuve’s porcelain perfection hides a cracked interior in one of the actress’s most iconic roles: Séverine, a Paris housewife who begins secretly spending her after­noon hours working in a bordello. This surreal and erotic late-sixties daydream from provocateur for the ages Luis Buñuel is an examination of desire and fetishistic pleasure (its characters’ and its viewers’), as well as a gently absurdist take on contemporary social mores and class divisions. Fantasy and reality commingle in this burst of cinematic transgression, which was one of Buñuel’s biggest hits.

Screening as part of our Winter 2020 series, “Weekend Classics: Luis Buñuel.”


  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles.
  • Year 1967
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Luis Buñuel