Jacquot keeps the film fluid and dynamic. He mounts scenes in which Celestine races up and down the stairs chore to chore, sweating, nearly fainting, trying to fulfill the sadistic orders of her gloating boss. Her loss, however, is the movie’s gain. She can barely breathe, but the film begins to. The movement unleashes an expansive energy, which he harnesses and channels.
June 09, 2016