Hotel Monterey

Hotel Monterey ★★★½

Akerman finds beauty in the geometry of sparsely populated hallways. Plenty of pretty still lifes and when she grows tired of those, the camera begins moving, taking the texture into a new dimension.

The people in the film are less cooperative. Akerman will shoot someone sitting in their room and they look less in their element and more like they're being politely invaded by the camera. They feel they are being staged, and act accordingly.

A soulful approach, with mixed results.