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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Chantal AKERMAN

  • Belgium, France
  • 1975
  • 202min
  • 15 +
  • DCP
  • color

SYNOPSIS

Three days in the life of Jeanne Dielman, a widowed mother who works as a prostitute to make ends meet. Her monotonous daily routine is punctuated by household chores and the men who come and go from her home, until the moment when disorder sets in. The film is restored by CINEMATEK and the Fondation Chantal Akerman.

 

PROGRAM NOTE

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles depicts three days of Jeanne Dielman, a middle-class housewife, mother, and part-time prostitute living in Brussels, which are ordinary but become irregular in the end. The camera moves through the hallway, rooms, kitchen, and bathroom to stare at her performing her tightly scheduled daily routine for a long time and steadily. It is an innovative feminist transition to shift domestic chores, like peeling potatoes and kneading flour, which has never been introduced to the realm of representation in the cinematic world, into the center of the art.
With her signature style—steady camera, minimalistic format with temporal continuity as the main axis, and storyline almost to none—Chantal Akerman engraves subtle changes with repetitive household gestures to maneuver to a point where misogyny peeps out unexpectedly in patriarchal capitalist society. The last shot lasts for seven minutes, making the audience confront Jeanne Dielman’s face only to regurgitate on the previous three days and their relationship with the accidental outbreak and its meaning. We encounter the historical moment when radical feminist politics and radical aesthetics happily intertwined by a female artist from Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. [KWON Eunsun]

schedule

Code Time Theater Grade
104 2023-08-25 | 12:00 - 15:22 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 4
424 2023-08-28 | 19:00 - 22:22 MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6

Director

  • Chantal AKERMAN

    Born in Brussels in 1950 and passed away in Paris in 2015, Chantal Akerman was a Belgian film director, screenwriter and artist. She is best known for her film Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles was ranked the first in Sight and Sound magazine’s "Greatest Films of All Time” Critics’ poll 2022.

     

Credit

  • ProducerCorinne JEANART, Evelyne PAUL
  • Cast Delphine SEYRIG, Jan DECORTE
  • Cinematographer Babette MANGOLTE
  • Editor Patricia CANINO
  • Sound Benie DESWARTE, Francoise VAN THIENEN

CONTACT

Fondation Chantal Akerman | Céline BROUWEZ | celine.brouwez@cinematek.be