Jeanne Dielman: 23 Quai Du Commerc, 1080 (#484)

Type: New Blu-Ray
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Criterion Collection Special Edition
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.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New 2K digital restoration undertaken by the Royal Belgian Film Archive, supervised by director of photography Babette Mangolte, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack 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
Chantal Akerman - director
Delphine Seyrig - lead actor
1975 released
street date: 5/9/2017
aspect ratio 1.66:1

Country of Origin - BELGIUM, FRANCE