Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (The Criterion Collection)

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Anonymous on 11/04/2019 at 2:01 AM.

A life of ritual… “Jeanne Dielman”(1975) is directed by Chantal Akerman. This one of a kind movie is extremely minimalistic and depicts the routine life of a Brussel woman’s humdrum life. She supports her spartan life by prostituting herself in her home to the occasional male client a few days of the week. The film stretches out to three hours and twenty one minutes and focuses on what often seems like real time images of her ritualistic everyday activities, such as making dinner for her and her son…

Anonymous on 11/04/2019 at 2:07 AM.

This isn’t doesn’t have any car chases or shootouts or … This isn’t doesn’t have any car chases or shootouts or computer-generated anything, but there is a story that has suspense, tension, and drama. Who could imagine all of that could be found following a housewife as she goes through her daily routines. Chantal Akerman does a masterful job of heightening the mundane into a riveting exercise in observation and reflection. It’s a breath of fresh air anytime I want to get away from the guns, the noise, and the mind-numbing chatter of conventional…