Jeanne Dielman

Extra Milestone – Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Settle in, listeners, because Julia Teti is back for this week’s Extra Milestone, and it’s for an undertaking of very subtle, methodical proportions. Julia and I have decided to touch on the most famous work of the late, great Chantal Akerman with her three-hour 1975 art house classic Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Celebrating 45 years this past May, the film has been revered by nearly all who have seen it, and continues to signify a wholly unique exploration of a day-to-day life seldom seen to this extent in cinema. With a legacy almost as impressive as its title and runtime, the two of us had plenty to say about this monolithic milestone that continues to have a tremendous impact today.

SHOW NOTES:

  • 00:00:00 – Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
  • 00:38:47 – (Spoilers) Details of the film’s final minutes are discussed
  • 00:44:35 – Julia and Sam recommend a pair of newer releases to supplement Jeanne Dielman 

NEXT WEEK: To cap off the milestone month of May, Jon Negroni finally gets his wish to discuss Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita on the anniversary of its Cannes release!

Music in this Episode: Sounds from the film Jeanne Dielman.

Cinemaholics in this Episode: Sam Noland and Julia Teti

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7 Comments

  1. Julia is fantastic. Agreed her talking about this movie makes me want to see it again (and I have 5 times already.) Really loving the variety of guests in general, and that you’re reaching into some more hardcore cinephile content. Keep em coming!

  2. Can’t believe anyone misses the point of the tedium throughout this movie. I mean unless you’re maybe a teenager who’s only watched Marvel movies.

    1. A lot of people view tedium and boredom as one and the same, when really they couldn’t be any more different. I first saw this at age 18 and loved it, so you really never can tell!

  3. Can’t wait to hear you guys talk about La Dolce Vita. Been waiting for coverage of Fellini on this thing.

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