Sunday, December 04, 2022

"Jeanne Dielman" Is The Greatest Film

The British Film Institute's "Sight & Sound" magazine has named director Chantal Akerman's 1975 feature "Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelle", widely appreciated for its 'slow cinema' technique, as the 'greatest movie of all time', pushing Alfred Hitchcock’s "Vertigo" into second place and Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane into third:

...'Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles' stars Delphine Seyrig as a widowed woman. The film documents her daily routine, over a three-day period. She cooks, does household chores, takes care of her teenage son and does sex work to make ends meet..."