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A 1986 film more commonly known as Golden Eighties, Chantal Akerman’s Window Shopping is an example of a rare and seemingly impossible genre: the French-intellectual musical. Set entirely in a shopping mall (except for the final scene), this dazzling romp tracks the romantic vicissitudes of the owners and employees of two adjacent shops, a clothing store and a hair salon. Playful, smart, kinetic, and colorful, this film has been called “Jacques Demy on speed,” but it’s actually something even more remarkable: the only true successor to Jean-Luc Godard’s delirious A Woman Is a Woman. At 7 p.m. at the Embassy of France’s Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW. $5. (202) 944-6090. (MJ)