JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 10801 BRUXELLES

Directed by Chantal Akerman

A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 10801 BRUXELLES meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her son, and turning the occasional trick. In its enormous spareness, Akerman’s film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character study or as 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.


JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 10801 BRUXELLES

Directed and written by: Chantal Akerman
Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck
Runtime: 201 min
Year: 1975
New 2K digital restoration, undertaken by the Cinémathèque royale de Belgique and supervised by director Chantal Akerman and cinematographer Babette Mangolte, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray.
DVD and BluRay released by Criterion.

You can find more information on the Criterion website.

Monday, May 8, 2017