The Headless Woman ★★★★

Discussed with scholar Catherine Grant on the latest podcast. Revisiting this movie was such a phenomenal viewing experience—because now that I'm so familiar with slow cinema / contemporary contemplative cinema, this acts as an adrenaline rush. Every shot contains so much information, whether narrative details or sociological observations stuffed just in the corner of the frame (if not offscreen and completely relying on sound). But the fact that the surrealist narrative still catches me off balance every time speaks to the way one must ultimately give way. This is what movies should do.