Dir. Chantal Akerman, 1986, Switzerland, Belgium, France, 92 min, DCP, color
Music by Marc Hérouet
With Lio, Pascale Salkin, Delphine Seyrig
In French with English subtitles
Golden Eighties is Chantal Akerman‘s unique vision of a feminist musical filled with love and consumerism.
Inside a shopping mall, store employees cycle through breakups, makeups, misunderstandings, and reunions, punctuated by lively production numbers. Working with frequent star Delphine Seyrig, Akerman deftly balances the shiny pop pleasures of the genre with piercing commentary on important themes.