JE TU IL ELLE

Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Thu, Aug 18 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:NR
Runtime:86 minutes
Director:Chantal Akerman
Year Released:1974
Production Country:France
Language:French

Description

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"...the minimalist structure is both potent and haunting." —Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader 

"The revered filmmaker’s breakthrough picture is a monochrome mystery tinged with the nihilism of sex." —Oliver Skinner, IndieWire

"Akerman’s laser focus on minutiae envelops the film [with] a haunting, obsessive aura, compounded by her furious working-out of visual ideas that she would later master [and] transcend." —Andrew Baek, Medium

In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. With its famous real-time carnal encounter and its daring minimalism, Je tu il elle is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film.