The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

Iris is a shy and dowdy young woman stuck in a dead-end job at a match factory, who dreams of finding love at the local dancehall. Finding herself pregnant after a one-night stand and abandoned by the father, Iris finally decides the time has come to get even and she begins to plot her revenge.

Like Ozu, Kaurismäki seems to limit himself to similar shapes and themes, and scenes from this 1990s Jeanne Dielman could easily fit into his latest Fallen Leaves (2023).