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About Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Year Released:
1975
Genres:
Documentary, Drama
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A singular work in film history, Jeanne Dielman 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. — The Criterion Collection In French language with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)

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