Hotel Monterey

Hotel Monterey ★★★★

Documentary, experimental, call it what you want - this is a ghost story, in which the camera is the ghost, roaming the hallways of a derelict, and perversely beautiful, depopulate hotel in Manhattan. There's a shot here, when Akerman tracks down a dark hallway and towards a window overlooking an empty street at night, which stands as one of the most poignant evocations of the loneliness of the city I think I've ever experienced.

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