*This article contains SPOILERS for Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975).*
Jeanne takes her time.
We first see Jeanne Dielman (Delphine Seyrig) in her kitchen, wearing a blue apron, lighting the burner under a large floral pot. The bell rings. She unbuttons her apron, hangs it up, washes and dries her hands, and turns off the light. She is in no hurry, leaving her visitor waiting as she completes her domestic rituals. (more…)