"We all live such withdrawn lives. Everyone in his corner."
Claire Denis' quiet and mediative family drama, that focuses on a small group of neighbors as they live their day to day lives.
This is the kind of film that feels like a warm blanket.
The Tindersticks score has an extremely nostalgic tone and the Ozu influence is strong. There's some bigger dramatic elements at play but the heart of it all is the interactions of daily life.
This is one I'll be returning to in the coming years, and something I'll definitely appreciate more with the passing of time.
Note: Mati Diop (the daughter character) would later go on to direct Atlantics, which would win the Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, and be the first film directed by a black woman to compete for the Palm d'Or. Neat.