Jeanne Dielman (1975)

The slow pace of Chantal Akerman’s (1950) Jeanne Dielman (1975) echoes Neorealism. The 1970s new realism however, is not the realism of the worker or the fisherman, but that of the woman. Despite its requiring contemplation and concentration from its audience, the 200 minutes long film – subsidized by the Walloon ministry of culture – became an international success in art-house circles and feminist milieus.