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Tali Yankelevich focuses her lens on the employees of a Brazilian supermarket, and turns a mundane and familiar setting into something profound. Particular attention is given to the intimacy and complexity of the workers’ interior lives; while performing mechanical tasks, they crack jokes, sing, and philosophize about life, relationships, and personal struggle.

My Darling Supermarket is energized by Yankelevich’s evident delight in her project. She has an eye for beautiful shapes, colours and sounds, and an appreciation for the choreography of baking bread or swiping groceries through a checkout. Seemingly banal actions—the sharpening of a knife, the meandering of a forklift, the stocking of shelves—are revealed to be meaningful expressions of the urban landscape. The film is enhanced by a modernist score of dissonant and impressionist music, which adds to its hypnotic and charming feel. -KR

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Country
    Brazil, Denmark
  • Director
    Tali Yankelevich