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Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

A magnificent epic of experimental cinema offering a feminist perspective on recurrent events of everyday life.

Belgium-France 1975
Directed by Chantal Akerman
With Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte
Running time 201min

With this magnificent epic of experimental cinema, Akerman offers a feminist perspective on the stifling and frustratingly recurrent aspects of everyday life. Dominated by a commanding performance from Delphine Seyrig, the film sparingly depicts a homemaker and part-time prostitute struggling to raise and provide for her teenage son. As her patient, highly choreographed routines become strained, a remarkable portrait emerges, one that displays the full force and intensity of domestic estrangement.

This screening will be introduced by director Carol Morley (The Alcohol Years; Dreams of a Life).


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