Jeanne Dielman

  • Tues Apr 19
    7:00
Jeanne Dielman
director:
Chantal Akerman
cast:
Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte

Chantal Akerman’s original and ambitious film paints a dryly quotidian portrait of three days in the life of a meticulous housewife who supports herself and her teenage son by prostitution. The fastidiously deadpan film, made by a 25-year-old Akerman and an all female crew, is unblinkingly beautiful and utterly devastating in its depiction of the woman’s work: in the kitchen and in the bedroom. “Supremely sensual… a truly legendary film.” (J. Hoberman)

website: janusfilms.com/jeannedielman

format
DCP color
runtime
3 hours 18 minutes
release year/country
1975 Belgium
subtitled