Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles ★★★★½

Talk about empathy.

For what the film sets out to achieve, this is what I wanted out of THE BROWN BUNNY. This is an overlong and depressing film that puts you right there with the main character. Every single frame is masterfully put together using techniques such as one point perspective and perfect symmetry. Even though the camera does not move once, all of the shots are crafted in such a way that emphasizes Jeanne's mental state and surrounding environment perfectly. Delphine Seyrig's performance is subdued, but it's an all time great. I truly started to get chills once I noticed some of the subtleties and how Jeanne's routine starts to slowly break. I'd recommend this film to very few people, but if you think you can handle it, give it a go!

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