Delphine Seyrig: Resistant Muse

March 8–April 27, 2019

A tribute to an actress who contributed her profound intelligence, professional expertise, and sublime beauty to some of the most memorable films of the twentieth century, including Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman and Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad.


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  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

  • Last Year at Marienbad

  • Donkey Skin

  • India Song

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Past Films

  • India Song

    • Saturday, April 27 8 PM
    Marguerite Duras
    France, 1975

    Imported 35mm Print


    A diplomat’s beautiful wife (Delphine Seyrig) suffers “colonial sickness” in Duras’s evocation of colonial India and the gap between rich and poor, colonist and occupied. “Seyrig is marvelous to contemplate” (NY Times).

  • Be Pretty and Shut Up!

    • Sunday, April 7 2 PM
    Delphine Seyrig
    France, 1976

    Seyrig’s video dossier compiles firsthand accounts from actresses—including Jane Fonda, Maria Schneider, Shirley MacLaine, Jill Clayburgh, and Juliet Berto—on the frustrations and limitations of their métier, still sadly relevant today. With Beat classic Pull My Daisy.

  • Stolen Kisses

    • Friday, April 5 7 PM
    François Truffaut
    France, 1968

    Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Truffaut’s quintessential dreamer Antoine Doinel, flitting through 1968 Paris in search of love and livelihood—and finding the alluring Delphine Seyrig.

  • Donkey Skin

    • Sunday, March 31 4 PM
    Jacques Demy
    France, 1970

    Digital Restoration

    This charming adaptation of a fairy tale by Charles Perrault (creator of Cinderella) has been called Demy’s “grand synthesis of Cocteau and Minnelli.” Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, and Delphine Seyrig star.

  • The Golden Eighties

    • Saturday, March 30 6 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    Belgium, 1986

    Delphine Seyrig is the soulful center of Akerman’s exuberant mid-eighties pop musical, set in the hyper-artificial confines of a subterranean shopping mall.

  • Muriel

    • Saturday, March 23 8 PM
    Alain Resnais
    France, 1963

    Delphine Seyrig stars as a widow haunted by a former love, as her son is haunted by memories of the Algerian War, in this film from the director of Last Year at Marienbad.

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    • Sunday, March 17 2 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    Belgium, 1975

    The repetitive domestic routines of a bourgeois widow (Delphine Seyrig) become a source of Hitchcockian suspense in Akerman’s tour de force.

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    • Saturday, March 9 7:30 PM
    Alain Resnais
    France, 1961

    It’s déjà vu all over the place in Resnais’s classic of the French New Wave, an elegant, labyrinthine puzzle written by Alain Robbe-Grillet and starring Delphine Seyrig.

  • The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press

    • Friday, March 8 7 PM
    Ulrike Ottinger
    West Germany, 1984

    Digital Restoration
    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    Delphine Seyrig plays Dr. Mabuse, the unscrupulous president of a multinational press conglomerate scheming up a new plan for world domination, in Ottinger’s Langian exploration of media manipulation.

    Ulrike Ottinger in Person