Starring Delphine Seyrig

Starring Delphine Seyrig

10 Episodes

One of the most mesmerizing presences in European art-house cinema, Delphine Seyrig was a favorite of visionary directors such as Chantal Akerman (JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES), Marguerite Duras (INDIA SONG), and Luis Buñuel (THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE), bringing an air of ethereal mystery to her minutely detailed performances. Yet Seyrig bucked against the muse role that the era’s filmmaking offered her: her penchant for working with women auteurs was an extension of her feminist politics, which she also expressed in her often-overlooked directorial work, including the revealing documentary BE PRETTY AND SHUT UP!, about the experiences of actresses working in a sexist, male-dominated film industry.

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Starring Delphine Seyrig
  • Starring Delphine Seyrig Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Muriel, or The Time of Return

    Episode 2

    Directed by Alain Resnais • 1963 • France
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jean-Pierre Kérien, Nita Klein

    Alain Resnais's MURIEL, OR THE TIME OF RETURN, the director's follow-up to LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor. The always luminou...

  • Mr. Freedom

    Episode 3

    Directed by William Klein • 1969 • France

    William Klein moved into more blatantly political territory with this hilarious, vicious Vietnam-era lampoon of imperialist American foreign policy. Mr. Freedom (John Abbey), a bellowing good-ol'-boy superhero decked out in copious football padding, jets...

  • Stolen Kisses

    Episode 4

    Directed by François Truffaut • 1968 • France
    Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

    Jean-Pierre Léaud returns in the delightful STOLEN KISSES, the third installment in the Antoine Doinel series. It is now 1968, and the mischievous and perpetually love-struck Doinel has be...

  • Donkey Skin

    Episode 5

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1970 • France
    Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Delphine Seyrig

    In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must go into hiding as a scullery maid in order to fend o...

  • Daughters of Darkness

    Episode 6

    Directed by Harry Kümel • 1971 • Belgium
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen

    The vampire myth gets a disturbingly seductive psychosexual spin in one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. International screen icon Delphine Seyrig stars as Elizabeth B...

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

    Episode 7

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1975 • Belgium
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte

    A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow, whose chores ...

  • India Song

    Episode 8

    Directed by Marguerite Duras • 1975 • France
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Mathieu Carrière

    The most celebrated of writer-filmmaker Marguerite Duras’s singular features unfolds within the decaying decadence of an embassy in 1930s India, where a French diplomat’s wife (Delphine Seyr...

  • Be Pretty and Shut Up!

    Episode 9

    Directed by Delphine Seyrig • 1976 • France
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Jill Clayburgh, Marie Dubois

    For this eye-opening documentary, screen icon Delphine Seyrig interviewed twenty-four French and American actresses—including Jane Fonda, Jill Clayburgh, Juliet Berto, Ellen Burstyn, Maria Schneide...

  • Golden Eighties

    Episode 10

    Directed by Chantal Akerman • 1986 • Belgium, France
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Fanny Cottençon, Pascale Salkin

    The exuberant enchantments of the singing, dancing musical meet the feminist, formalist sensibility of cinematic visionary Chantal Akerman in this uniquely captivating vision of love an...