A young girl shuts herself away in her apartment and goes about her business in a strange way, as she wastes the night in her apartment.

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A young girl shuts herself away in her apartment and goes about her business in a strange way, as she wastes the night in her apartment.

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Obnoxious
23 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

After having seen "Jeanne Dielman", I can clearly see how great of a filmmaker Chantal Akerman is, and, although I disliked this film, I'm still highly interested in her other works. However, this is one of the worst films I've seen recently.

Yes, it was her first film, so I shouldn't be too angry, of course. She made it at only the age of 18, so I probably shouldn't be expecting "Citizen Kane", but it was still a pain to sit through! It felt pretentious, nonsensical, and, overall, the film was really annoying. Now I'm sure there's people out there saying I didn't get it, and that I should never watch Chantal Akerman's work because of my views on this, but, there is not necessarily any actual meaning here. With "Jeanne Dielman", people (including myself) can make tons of theories and such on the film. I mean, it is a film that has been analyzed time and time again! Here, I just don't see anything!

I don't know, maybe I'm stupid, but it seems like this isn't a very good film.


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