I’m watching the extras from the Jeanne Dielman 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles DVD. There was a really interesting interview/documentar with Akerman about the movie — insightful and surprising — and she described what it was like being 25, and suddenly being declared a “great director” (after the screening at Cannes, where most left the theatre, but the people who remained all invited her to screen at different film festivals). She said that she worried how she was going to do something better than Jeanne Dielman for her next movie — and that she wasn’t sure she’s ever done that.
It is a magnificent film.
Squish the cat!
Saute ma ville. Chantal Akerman. 1971. ⚄