Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 1975 M

1.30PM Sun 13 Jun 2021 (3hrs 21mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman brilliantly evokes, with meticulous detail and sense of impending doom, the daily domestic routine of a middle-aged widow – whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her grown son, and turning the occasional trick – just as it begins to break down. In its enormous sparseness, Akerman's film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character portrait 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 analysed and argued over for decades.

M | Recommended for Mature Audiences

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 202 MINUTES, FRANCE, BELGIUM, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: CHANTAL AKERMAN / PRODUCER:  GUY CAVAGNAC, CORINNE JÉNART, EVELYNE PAUL, ALAIN DAHAN, LILIANE DE KERMADEC, PAUL VECCHIALI / SCRIPT:  CHANTAL AKERMAN / CINEMATOGRAPHER: BABETTE MANGOLTE / EDITOR: PATRICIA CANINO / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CINÉMATHÈQUE ROYALE DE BELGIQUE / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP