• France, Belgium
  • 1975
  • 86 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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In her provocative first feature, Chantal Akerman stars as an aimless young woman who leaves self-imposed isolation to embark on a road trip that leads to lonely love affairs with a male truck driver and a former girlfriend. With its famous real-time carnal encounter and its daring minimalism, Je tu il elle is Akerman’s most sexually audacious film.

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Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

By Michael Koresky January 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman created the works that would define her. Informed as much by her brushes with . . . Read more »

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April 08, 2016

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The BFI’s List of the Best LGBT Films of All Time

March 18, 2016

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October 12, 2011


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Looking with Babette Mangolte

February 23, 2010

Babette Mangolte, the French-born, New York–residing artist best known to Criterion viewers for her work as cinematographer on so many of Chantal Akerman’s films (including most of the director’ . . . Read more »


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Press Notes: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

January 27, 2010

Fans of our release of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles last year can get a healthy second dose of Chantal Akerman with our new Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

By Michael Koresky January 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman created the works that would define her. Informed as much by her brushes with . . . Read more »

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