She [Delphine Seyrig] never made coffee in her life. I had to teach her to do this, and when we talk about how to make the veal and things like that. It was what I saw when I was a kid. My aunts and the aunts of my mother. The gestures of the women around when you are a child. What else are you looking at? What they do, the women. Usually, the man isn’t there. The man is working. And you have the woman, if it was a mother, or maid, or aunt, someone taking care of you as a child, 99 percent of the time it’s a woman. And you do things all the time. As a child, it is something you look at. So it’s really a film that was inscribed in me from my childhood.
-Chantal Akerman on Jeanne Dielman.
wes anderson movies taught me that fucked up horrifying tragic living circumstances are no excuse not to carefully maintain a cute pastoral aesthetic at all times
It should be written on every schoolroom blackboard: life is a playground or nothing.
For those who requested a scan of the actual DWM article confirming David and Billie’s appearance…
when your snack gets stuck and youre left pounding on the vending machine like your name is rose tyler and its doomsday
I dont know why i go on this website
directed by Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin (1961-FR)