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Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Genres: Foreign, Drama, Criterion Collection, 70s, Belgium, France, French Cinema, Other Foreign, Foreign Drama

Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte

Director: Chantal Akerman

Synopsis: A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES brilliantly evokes, with meticulous detail and sense of impending doom, the daily domestic routine of a middle-aged widow – whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her grown son, and turning the occasional trick – just as it begins to break down. In its enormous sparseness, Akerman's film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character portrait or one of cinema's most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.

Language: French

Country of Origin: Belgium (French), France

Production Year: 1975

Reviews:

  • ""A landmark!"", Dennis Lim, New York Times
  • ""A great movie!"", J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
  • ""Extraordinary!"", Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
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