Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles ★★★★★

so much silence. news from home, which was my first akerman, is such a rumorous film, also visually, there's so much going on. in a way this feels like the opposite: no news from anywhere. akerman is so silent here many were the times i actually forgot i was watching a film and not just curious about and intrigued by this quiet, methodical woman. never really expecting anything, except for the same events to unfold. her repetitive routine is almost unreal and the lights in the living room in the evening make it even more unrealistic. and when things do change, there they are, trembling behind her.

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