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Title: Jeanne Dielman (IMDb)
Starring: Delphine Seyrig
Released: 25th August 2009
SRP: $39.95

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Criterion has announced a 2-disc release of Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles for the 25th August. The Chantal Akerman directed 1975 film will retail at around $39.95. Extras will include a 70 minute documentary shot by actor Sami Frey, new interviews with Akerman and cinematographer Babette Mangolte, an excerpt from “Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman”, an interview with Akerman’s mother Natalia, an archival television interview excerpt featuring Akerman and star Delphine Seyrig, Saute ma ville (1968) with an introduction by the director, and a booklet featuring essays by film scholars Ivone Margulies and Janet Bergstrom. We've attached our first look at the official package artwork below:

Jeanne Dielman


Quote: A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles brilliantly evokes, with meticulous detail and a sense of impending doom, the daily domestic routine of a middle-aged widow—whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her grown son, and turning the occasional trick—just as it begins to break down. In its enormous spareness, Akerman’s film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character portrait 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, and is finally making its long-awaited DVD debut.

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