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Golden Eighties (VOF)
Main screening room
July 16th, 2021
96 min

Our summer cycle will be festive or not. Sound and image, song and dance, instrument and breathing, strings and gestures: so many possible combinations to express what cinema and music can achieve and express together. Musicals, concert films, catchy music. Jazz, classical, contemporary, disco, punk... Revolt and enchantment, distress and emphasis, joy and rhythm, melancholy and bass, laughter and stridency: diverse expressions characterizing cinema and music's historical alliance, will definitely make us fly, dream, dance!

From the 30's to the present day and across all possible genres, this cycle aims to open our minds at a time when we most need it. The first week of July will be an eventful one, as the cycle will open with several evenings in cabaret mode, where we will present for the first time concert films produced in Quebec during the confinement, with the participation of major artists of the current music scene: Klô Pelgag, Marie Davidson and Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

A tribute to MGM musicals.

Golden Eighties
Directed by
Chantal Akerman
Delphine Seyrig, Myriam Boyer, Fanny Cottençon
France, Belgium, Switzerland
96 min
35 mm

The film follows the romantic lives of an ensemble of retail employees at a shopping mall. Sylvie, a coffee shop employee, pines for her boyfriend who has traveled to Labrador seeking fortune. Her customer Eli, an American man, reencounters Jeanne, a Jewish woman from Poland who had been his lover in the wake of World War II when he was stationed in France. He pursues her in an attempt to start a new life with her, but ultimately, Jeanne cannot bring herself to leave the life she built with her shopkeeper husband and her son Robert. Wikipedia.

Golden Eighties

Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman (6 June 1950 – 5 October 2015) was a Belgian film director, screenwriter, artist, and film professor at the City College of New York. She is best known for Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975).


Réfléchir avec le spectateur

Elle donne l’exemple d’un des dessins exposés, celui d’une femme au visage indéfini, portant une robe rouge et se trouvant dans une position de danse alors qu’une ficelle courant de gauche à droite lui enserre le cou. Ce dessin renvoie au film Golden Eighties...

Podcast : Chantal Akerman dans "Microfilms" pour "Golden Eighties"

En 1986, Chantal Akerman était l'invitée de Brigitte Ollier dans "Microfilms" pour Golden Eighties, une comédie musicale inattendue à ce moment de la filmographie de la cinéaste. Réunissant Delphine Seyrig, Fanny Cottençon, Lio, Charles Denner, John Berry et Jean-François Balmer, ce film donnait à voir une autre facette de la personnalité de Chantal Akerman, plus légère et plus joyeuse que celles révélées par ses films précédents...

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