Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"
-Albert Einstein

This film is such a unique experience. It manages to perfectly put you into the perspective of Jeanne. You feel the building frustration of her repetitive and mundane ruotine so much so that you almost go insane right along with her. It's a very painful experience because essentially you're watching a woman breakdown after her neverending routine is disrupted. She's so absorbed into her routine that it practically defines her. She's constantly just trying to keep busy at every given moment and it's insane to me how a minor change cause such a severe dominoe effect. Oddly enough I found the film comforting. You follow Jeanne everywhere she goes so I quickly got attached to the environment and I became so familiar with the layout of the apartment. As frustrating as this film can be it is also very immersive. Every shot is purposeful and beautifully symmetrical

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