between always and never
a movie about being triggered, about having/wanting "receipts," about being fucked up because your mom has bpd (???) or your parents are too rich (???), about nothing except the fact that tiktok rots your brain. an unfortunate addition to the current cinematic inclination toward trite, meandering stories about anodyne adolescent melodrama, the death rattle of a culture obsessed with the aesthetic of "trauma" through the lens of "privilege." bleh
just when you think it can't get any worse, you overcook the potatoes, your coffee tastes like shit, someone is sitting in your seat, the post office is closed and you don't have any stamps.
as meticulously constructed as the daily life of its subject, akerman's masterpiece is held together by long takes of seyrig's face - telling a thousand stories at once, forcing us to confront the mundanity of our own existences. with austerity and candor, she juxtaposes the…