Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

Somehow the cinema makes this even more entrancing. An absolute miracle that such mundane things could be made so compelling. It makes the titular life feel lived in and presents a deep level of understanding of a character rarely seen elsewhere. Pure cinematic brilliance. I’ve now seen 8 of my top 10 in cinemas. Someone get me Ocean’s Eleven and Synecdoche, New York please!

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