Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
A magnificent epic of experimental cinema offering a feminist perspective on recurrent events of everyday life.
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).