Chantal Akerman (Belgium, 1950 - France, 2015) was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, producer, artist and writer born in Brussels. Her debut as a director, at the age of 18, was Saute ma ville (1968). She made more than 40 films, including Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) and the documentary trilogy DʼEst (1993), Sud (1999), and De lʼautre côté (2002).

Jeanne Dielman, a lonely young widow, lives with her son Sylvain following an immutable order. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

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