Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

Unfaltering to the not-so-modern mother figure, Akerman highlights the banal lifestyle of middle class families. In 3 hours, we get such subtle glimpses of what goes on behind the curtain and how a single mother must provide for her only child. Everything becomes monotonous, and we feel the growing boredom of Jeanne Dielman through the length of this film. I felt the silent butchery to be a bit unwarranted but still an exciting jolt in the plot to add.