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

A stripped down cinematic exhibition that excels at capturing inner turmoil in the most sensitive and meticulous. For how slow the film might be, I found myself attached and gripped by its narrative and main character, perhaps due to the transcendental feeling this film had for my every-day lifestyle and how it connects within the lifestyle of the protagonist, and my projecting of those that I've had around my life unto this protagonist and her story. It's incredibly subjective of me to think this way, but I believe it to be essential in my admiration for Akerman and the story she presented, one that is clearly very personal to her.

I'm going to let my jumbled thoughts harbor within me for the time being. But I wouldn't be surprised if the film sticks with me for the foreseeable future. I was moved by it, and by its conclusion I was stunned.

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