“The Greatest Film of All Time.” In a stunning surprise, Chantal Akerman’s feminist masterpiece just won the Sight and Sound poll of over 1400 global film critics’ once-every-decade vote for that honor, knocking off past winners VERTIGO (2012 winner) and CITIZEN KANE (winner of the previous 4 decades), which placed second and third. Akerman’s 1976 film follows Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig) about her life in the course of one day, a day, like all others, that includes minute attention to housework, raising her teenage son Sylvain, and turning an afternoon trick, her source of income.
In French with English subtitles.
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Sunday, January 8, 2023