Jeanne Diel­man, 26 quai du Com­merce, 1080 Brux­elles

Metro Canada (Winnipeg) - - MOVIES -

There aren’t many glacial art films lurk­ing on stream­ing sites, but the Cri­te­rion Col­lec­tion’s al­ley­way on Hulu of­fers a hand­ful. If you re­ally want to feel time dis­in­te­grate, then be­hold one of the master­works of min­i­mal­ism: Chan­tal Ak­er­man’s three-and-a-half hour fem­i­nist study of a stay-at-home mom. Oc­ca­sion­ally she turns tricks as a pros­ti­tute, but she mostly fills her days with me­nial chores. Watch her cut up pota­toes for three min­utes or go buy gro­ceries for a meal her stu­dent son will chow on with­out com­ment. Sounds bor­ing? Af­ter enough time with the film, ev­ery tiny thing Seyrig does be­comes hyp­notic.

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