1978 **** 126 mins.
At the center of this, Chantal Akerman's last film of the seventies, is Anna, a film director who is very physically and emotionally detatched from the rest of the world. She's on a tour promoting her most recent film, but that's not really part of the story. We see her in different locations listening to various people telling their life stories. Some of these other characters are a bit irritating, and that's where the film loses a star. Plus, the film would have been a bit better if it were half an hour shorter. Overall, though, this is still a great curiosity piece from a director who can clearly be identified as the main character. Also, Aurore Clement does a fantastic job in the leading role.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.66:1
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