Belle Toujours

Critics Consensus

An unexpectedly moving sequel to Luis Bunuel's Belle du Jour, Belle Toujours is a short and sweet elegy on aging, sexuality, and the power of cinema.



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In an homage to auteur Luis Bunuel, "Belle Toujours" centers on two of the strange characters from Bunuel's erotic masterpiece, "Belle de Jour," that are reunited 38 years later.


Michel Piccoli
as Henri Husson
Bulle Ogier
as Séverine Serizy
Ricardo Trepa
as Benedito the barman
Leonor Baldaque
as prostitute
Júlia Buisel
as prostitute
Lawrence Foster
as orchestra conductor
Benoît Gourley
as concierge
Yves Breton
as hotel manager
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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (19)

  • Beautifully, economically, directed, acted and photographed (by Sabine Lancelin), 'Belle Toujours' is essentially an affectionate, witty, often farcical jeu d'esprit, sweetly and knowingly bringing together the old-fashioned and the modern.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 5/6 | Full Review…

    Wally Hammond

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • As such, you want it to be a timeless triumph, but sadly it's a minor work.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • There is something reductive in all these talky explanations, nailing down the mysteries of fantasy and dream life that Buñuel so audaciously left hanging.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Top Critic
  • As an echo of the Buñuel masterwork, it could hardly be better in teasing out and expanding on its themes. Effortless artistry, in fact.

    Nov 21, 2008 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Belle Toujours lets us peer at one master embroidering on the legacy of another master.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • It's also more about class and less about sexual desire.

    Aug 24, 2007 | Full Review…

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