Belle Toujours Reviews
The title was chosen smartly - Belle Toujours (A Beauty Forever) as a tribute to Belle De Jour (A Beauty for a Day). Too bad that the director could not move further than that. Nice views of Paris and good music, though.
I have nothing to say about this film, except EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL.
Con tan s√≤lo 68 minutos, a OLIVEIRA le alcanzan para delinear una hermosa historia que ve a MICHEL PICCOLI ( actor de m√†s de 200 films ) reinterpretando a HUSSON, en su rol de amigo personal del marido de SEVERINE, √®sta vez interpretado por BULLE OGIER antiguamente CATHERINE DENEUVE.
Al igual que en la original es constante el rechazo de SEVERINE hacia HUSSON, cuestion por la cual HUSSON se siente atraido, con ganas de vivir lo que vivieron otros, pero a esta edad, la idea es reencontrarse, conversar sobre el pasado, develar ciertos interrogantes que no dejan seguir viviendo a los personajes.
Instead, cinema's senior statesman provides two of France's greatest living actors with two excellent late career roles. Some may have missed Deneuve, but I most assuredly didn't. Leave her to Vuitton ads and give me Bulle Ogier any day! She's icier than ever and her work with Rivette deserves to revisited. And, since I'm talking about Bunuel, her "Discreet Charm" character may just be my favorite in his lengthy career.
Back to this film . . . de Oliveira's pacing and interplay between silence and dialogue is masterful. It's a formal film, but he knows exactly what is and more importantly, isn't necessary. The Dvor√°k is fitting as is the single overt attempt at surrealism.
Just an insult to Belle de jour...