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Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Street Date:
May 9th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1975
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
201 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama

Starring:

Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck

Director:

Chantal Akerman

Plot Synopsis:

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 (Delphine Seyrig)—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.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 10800/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.66:1

Audio Formats

  • French LPCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Autour de “Jeanne Dielman,” a 69-minute documentary—shot by actor Sami Frey and edited by Agnes Ravez and director Chantal Akerman—made during the filming of Jeanne Dielman
  • Interviews from 2009 with Akerman and Mangolte
  • Excerpt from “Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman,” a 1997 episode of the French television program Cinéma de notre temps
  • Interview from 2007 with Akerman’s mother, Natalia
  • Excerpt from a 1976 television interview featuring Akerman and actor Delphine Seyrig
  • Saute ma ville (1968), Akerman’s first film, with an introduction by the director
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ivone Margulies