Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film
Recommended
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
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Time Out says

Chantal Akerman's feature is one of the few 'feminist' movies that's as interesting aesthetically as politically. It covers three days in the life of a bourgeois widow who supports herself and her somewhat moronic son by taking in a 'gentleman caller' each afternoon. Much of the film simply chronicles her ritualised routine, but does it in an ultra-minimal, precise style that emphasises the artifice of the whole thing...and gradually the artifice (coupled with the fact that Delphine Seyrig plays the woman) shifts the plot into melodrama, so that the film becomes a bourgeois tragedy.

Details

Release details

Duration:
201 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Chantal Anne Akerman
Screenwriter:
Chantal Anne Akerman
Cast:
Delphine Seyrig
Jan Decorte
Henri Storck
Jacques Doniol-Valcroze
Yves Bical