Format Hardcover
Publication Date 05/01/07
ISBN 9781933648361
Trim Size / Pages 8.6 x 5.8 in / 240

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The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve

Close Up and Personal

Catherine Deneuve

The intimate memoirs of the coolest blonde in cinema history.

The startling portrayal of an icy, sexually adventurous housewife in Louis Bunuel's Belle du Jour established Catherine Deneuve as one of the most remarkable and compelling actresses of her generation. Forty years later, Deneuve is still widely regarded as one of the grande dames of French cinema. Despite her international appeal, however, Denueve has always chosen to avoid the ferocious glare of Hollywood and seldom allows the public into her private life. In these memoirs, Deneuve takes the reader behind the scenes of her life and career in this fascinating collection of seven previously unpublished diaries that she kept while filming abroad. In her own words, Deneuve charts the shooting of films such as The April Fools; Tristana, directed by Luis Bunuel; Indochine; and Dancer in the Dark. Including a never before published interview with famed director Pascal Bonitzer, this memoir is an intimate look into Deneuve's life both on and off screen, and is every bit as riveting as her movie persona.

Catherine Denueve's breakthrough role came with Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. She has worked with cinema's finest directors, starring in Buñuel's Belle de Jour and François Truffaut's iconic Le Dernier Métro. In 1992 she won a César Award and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Indochine.

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