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Umbrellas of Cherbourg, TheUmbrellas of Cherbourg, The (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Nino Castelnuovo
Gorgeous French musical with Catherine Deneuve, in her acting debut, one of its many pleasures. A bittersweet romantic story is allied to a lush…
RepulsionRepulsion (1965) Aro Favourite
Dir. Roman Polanski
Feat. Catherine Deneuve
Polanski's tour–de–force of urban sexual paranoia. Catherine Deneuve has an obsessive fear of men which slowly descends her into madness.…
Belle De JourBelle De Jour (Beauty of the Day) (1967) Recommended
Dir. Luis Bunuel
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
Cool and elegant comedy of manners about a virginal newlywed who works the day shift in a high class brothel. Bunuel's surrealist…
Young Girls of Rochefort, TheYoung Girls of Rochefort, The (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort) (1967) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Francois Dorleac, Gene Kelly
The carrot of love is dangled in Jacques Demy's positively radiant follow–up to UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG: an unbridled, colour–saturated…
MayerlingMayerling (1968)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason
Austrian Crown–Prince Omar Sharif neglects the business of running the 19th Century Hapsburg empire, to have a secretive and ill–fated…
La ChamadeLa Chamade (Heartbeat) (1968)
Dir. Alain Cavalier
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli
Catherine Deneuve flitters between youthful passion and the comfort of an older, wealthy lover in this elegant menage a trios, lessened only by an…
Mississippi MermaidMississippi Mermaid (1969)
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Tobacco baron Belmondo sends for a mail–order bride, gets the ravishing Deneuve. Too bad she's a con–artist with an inescapable past.…
Donkey SkinDonkey Skin (Peau d'âne) (1970) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Delphine Seyrig
A vibrant, whimsical and genuinely fantastic adaptation of Perrault's classic 17th century fairy tale in which a Princess (Deneuve) disguises herself…
TristanaTristana (1971)
Dir. Luis Bunuel
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero
Catherine Deneuve plays a beautiful young heroine burdened with a vulgar husband and a knee ailment that will require her leg to be amputated!…
Dirty MoneyDirty Money (Un Flic) (1972) Recommended
Dir. Jean-Pierre Melville
Feat. Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve
Final film by the suspense–specialist Melville (LE SAMOURAI), spins a familiar tale of cops and bank–robbers involving Alain Delon,…
LizaLiza (Love To Eternity) (1972)
Dir. Marco Ferreri
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Corrine Marchand
Another fetish piece from dir. Ferreri (GRANDE BOUFFE & BYE BYE MONKEY) sees Liza (Deneuve) stranded on an island playing a 'dog' for Giorgio's…
Slightly Pregnant Man, ASlightly Pregnant Man, A (1973)
Dir. Jacques Demy
Feat. Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve
Minor, though broadly enjoyable Demy farce partners Mastroianni and Deneuve as expecting husband and wife. The twist? He's pregnant! Gender politics…
HustleHustle (1975)
Dir. Robert Aldrich
Feat. Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Eddie Albert
A case–hardened Los Angeles detective finds himself drawn into a dark, complex puzzle involving the death of a teenage girl, but his…
Last Metro, TheLast Metro, The (1980)
Dir. Francois Truffaut
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu
Elegant war story in occupied France, Catherine Deneuve struggles to keep her Jewish husband's theatre operating while concealing his whereabouts.
Choix Des Armes, LeChoix Des Armes, Le (Choice of Arms) (1981)
Dir. Alain Corneau
Feat. Yves Montand, Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardieu
Two disparate ex–convicts face difficulties settling into normal society. Boasts France's greatest acting talents.
Hunger, TheHunger, The (1983) Aro Favourite
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon
Ultra–slick sci–fi vampire film featuring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie as a couple of chic bloodsuckers. A sexy, stylish piece,…
IndochineIndochine (1992) Recommended
Dir. Regis Wargnier
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham
Oscar–winning Foreign Film of 1993 set during the Inochinese revolution of 1930. Catherine Deneuvre plays a French landowner coming to terms…
La Reine BlancheLa Reine Blanche (1992)
Dir. Jean-Loup Hubert
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Richard Bohringer
The return of a childhood friend to his home fishing village has fateful consequences for a long–married couple.
My Favourite SeasonMy Favourite Season (Ma Saison Préférée) (1993) Recommended
Dir. Andre Techine
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Marthe Villalonga
Involving French character drama, which observes the cracks in a woman's family dynamic when her elderly mother must move in with her due to poor…
Convent, TheConvent, The (1995)
Dir. Manoel de Oliveira
Feat. John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve
Academic couple John Malkovich and Catherine Deneuve survey a spooky ancient convent in a quest to prove that Shakespeare is of Spanish descent. From…
East / WestEast / West (Est / Ouest) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Regis Wargnier
Feat. Sandrine Bonnaire, Oleg Menshikov, Sergei Bodrov Jr
A 'woman's picture' in the proudest sense of the term, this lush historical melodrama from the dir. of INDOCHINE again finds a French woman in a…
Time RegainedTime Regained (Le Temps Retrouve) (1999) Recommended
Dir. Raul Ruiz
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Beart, John Malkovich
Legendary surrealist Chilean director Ruiz takes a break from his schedule or runaway obscurities (most sadly unavailable in NZ) for this legit…
Dancer in the DarkDancer in the Dark (2000) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lars Von Trier
Feat. Bjork, David Morse, Catherine Deneuve
The third successive ‘masterpiece’ from the Danish wunderkind, who has that rare gift of being able to consistently realise the wildly ambitious…
8 Women8 Women (8 Femmes) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Francois Ozon
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart
In the classic whodunnit mould, this whimsical French "thriller" starts with a man’s dead body in a snowbound Alpine manse in the 1950s, and eight…
I'm Going HomeI'm Going Home (2001) Recommended
Dir. Manoel de Oliveira
Feat. Michel Piccoli, John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve
Calmly balanced between drama and sly comedy, this excursion into the trials and experiences of old age, is a late tour–de–force by the…
Tom ThumbTom Thumb (Le Petit Poucet) (2001) Recommended
Dir. Olivier Dahan
Feat. Nils Hugon, Catherine Deneuve, Said Taghmaoui
Ambitious, enjoyably dark rendering of Perrault’s classic fable, "Le Petit Poucet" told with trademark French twistedness and aplomb, kids will…
Musketeer, TheMusketeer, The (2002)
Dir. Peter Hyams
Feat. Justin Chambers, Tim Roth, Mena Suvari
Concentrating itself on one of Dumas’s “Three Musketeers”, D’Artagnan (Justin Chambers) fights the influence of a villainous Tim Roth in 17th…
Kings and QueenKings and Queen (Rois et reine) (2004) Recommended
Dir. Arnaud Desplechin
Feat. Emmanuelle Devos, Mathieu Amalric, Catherine Deneuve
A tragicomedy of multiple layers and degrees untangles the complicated life of one Emmanuelle Devos, and the various men she calls her own. Spun…
After HimAfter Him (Après lui) (2007)
Dir. Gaël Morel
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Guy Marchand
Unsettlingly intimate French drama stars Catherine Deneuve as a devastated mother who obsessively channels her dead son by using his best friend as a…
A Christmas TaleA Christmas Tale (Un conte de Noël) (2008) Recommended
Dir. Arnaud Desplechin
Feat. Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, Anne Consigny
KINGS AND QUEEN dir. Arnaud Desplechin spins another whirlwind tale of family relations, with Catherine Deneuve the terminally ill matriarch to a…

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