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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Chantal Akerman's magnificent epic of experimental cinema offering a feminist perspective on recurrent events of everyday life.

Drama 1975 202 mins Not rated

Director: Chantal Akerman



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 Day of the Jackal), 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.

Ranked 1st in the 2022 Sight and Sound Great Films of All Time poll