La gueule ouverte (The Mouth Agape). 1974. France. Written and directed by Maurice Pialat. With Nathalie Baye, Hubert Deschamps, Philippe Léotard. In French; English subtitles. 82 min.
In 80 unflinching, unsentimental shots, Pialat charts the physical and emotional agonies of a middle-aged woman who is captive to the selfish preoccupations of her husband, son, and daughter-in-law even as she lies dying of cancer.