Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • Belgium

A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELL meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her son, and turning the occasional trick. In its enormous spareness, Akerman's film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character study 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 analyzed and argued over for decades.

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Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • Belgium

    A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELL meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner ...

Extras

  • Autour de JEANNE DIELMAN

    This documentary, shot by Sami Frey and edited by Agnès Ravez and Chantal Akerman, was made during the shooting of JEANNE DIELMAN and looks at the on-set relationship between Akerman, Delphine Seyrig, and the crew.

  • Chantal Akerman: On JEANNE DIELMAN

    This interview with director Chantal Akerman was conducted in Paris in April 2009.

  • Chantal Akerman: On Filmmaking

    The following footage is excerpted from “Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman,” a 1997 episode of the French television program “Cinéma, de notre temps.”

  • Chantal Akerman and Delphine Seyrig

    This segment from the French television program “Les rendez-vous du dimanche,” hosted by Michel Drucker, features director Chantal Akerman and actor Delphine Seyrig discussing their work together on JEANNE DIELMAN. It originally aired on February 15, 1976.

  • Babette Mangolte on JEANNE DIELMAN

    JEANNE DIELMAN cinematographer Babette Mangolte was a longtime collaborator of Chantal Akerman’s, and also shot her films HÔTEL MONTEREY and LA CHAMBRE. This interview, in which Mangolte discusses JEANNE DIELMAN, was conducted in April 2009.

  • Natalia Akerman

    In this 2007 interview, an off-camera Chantal Akerman interviews her mother about her films. The producers of the interview originally intended to edit out Akerman’s questions but ultimately decided to keep them in to preserve the candor of the mother-daughter rapport.

  • Saute ma ville

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1968• Belgium

    Directed by and starring Chantal Akerman, this short film was made when she was just eighteen.

  • Chantal Akerman on SAUTE MA VILLE, 2009

  • Jhumpa Lahiri on JEANNE DIELMAN

  • Sofia Coppola on JEANNE DIELMAN