DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID (1964)
[LE JOURNAL D’UNE FEMME DE CHAMBRE]
In Luis Buñuel's unrelenting examination of the bourgeoisie, Parisian femme-de-chambre Jeanne Moreau's new provincial ménage includes a foot fetishist paterfamilias, Michel Piccoli's endlessly frustrated son-in-law, a frigid daughter and Georges Géret's fascist roughneck groom — who really enjoys slaughtering those geese. It is a remake of Jean Renoir's 1946 film, also adapted from Octave Mirbeau's 1900 novel, but here with a focus on fascism in 1939 France. DIR/SCR Luis Buñuel; SCR Jean-Claude Carrière, from the play by Octave Mirbeau; PROD Michel Safra, Serge Silberman. France/Italy, 1964, b&w, 101 min. In French with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.