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La maman et la putain

Jean Eustache France, 1973

Renton47's rating of the film The Mother and the Whore

By today's standards there is nothing fashionable to be found, a mammoth exploration of mansplaining, a hero awful by all modern markers. But it exists still in the now, in the way it depicts privilege as literally the right to talk politics without engaging/enacting their consequence. At once coupling moments of radical honesty with the reprehensible, I have no choice but to concede admiration.