Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Screening on Film
Directed by Chantal Akerman.
France/Belgium, 1975, 35mm, color, 200 min.
French with English subtitles.

As exhilarating as it is claustrophobic, Chantal Akerman’s three days in the life of a Brussels housewife and widow (the astonishing Delphine Seyrig), who is also a prostitute, is probably the most widely heralded “women’s film” ever made. B. Ruby Rich: “More than three hours long and nearly devoid of dialogue, the film charts Dielman’s breakdown via minute observation of her performance of household routines, at first methodical and unvarying, later increasingly deranged…”

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