Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

Probably the most boring film I’ve ever seen. But this is definitely by design no doubt about that. This film is clearly about womanhood and about gender roles. For 3 and half hours you watch one widow clean the house, make meals, take out the trash, babysit, among more and more mundane tasks. Unfortunately, back then, this was what it was to be a woman. And this film shows you every brutally boring second of this woman’s life. It’s agonizingly slow but at moments I found myself entranced and hypnotized by how low key and calm this whole film felt. I definitely do not recommend watching this while you’re tired because, this will not work lemme tell ya lol. Overall this was a beautiful ode to women, and what they went through and still do go through in today’s world. Truly an experience that I’ll probably never have again. 8/10