JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES

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Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Tue, Dec 20, 2022 6:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Classics
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:201 minutes
Director:Chantal Akerman
Year Released:1975
Production Country:Belgium
France
Language:French

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THE BEST FILM OF ALL TIME Sight and Sound Critics' Poll (2022)

"One of the most formative feminist films of the 20th century."—Roxana Hadadi, Crooked Marquee

"[A] hypnotic, enigmatic magnum-opus portrait of domesticity."—Annlee Ellingson, CineWomen

"Without a doubt, this is a film by a brilliantly talented artist with a rigorous intellect, a formal sophistication, and an emotional empathy astounding for someone her age."—Amy Taubin, Artforum

To celebrate its newly minted status as the best film of all time we present this singular work in cinematic history: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. The film 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 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.