The story of Jeanne Dielman—an ordinary resident of Brussels, a single mother who is mired in domestic affairs and at the same time living her own life, which imperceptibly slips out of control. A structuralist epic about everyday life as the only form of being from one of the main directors of the second half of the twentieth century.
Chantal Akerman filmed Jeanne Dielman when she was twenty-six. The picture became her second full-length work and it remains one of the most significant films of the twentieth century, offering an innovative view of the passage of time, the relationship between the sexes, and women's emancipation.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels
Directed by Chantal Akerman
Belgium, France, 1975, 201 minutes. 18+