Seven features and a short to choose from, most of which are on my Watchlist, and I end up seeing this because Martin's review got me interested, and until I read it the film wasn't even on my radar. (Sorry PA, I read after that you saw it for KOL's last round.) For all its budget and performance shortcomings, it's a film teeming with life. I read about the film's influence on French New Wave, but it seems even more steeped in Italian Neorealism. It could be seen as a bridge between the two, creating an artificial reality with non-intrusive technique that still feels distinctly cinematic in terms of editing, lighting and music. (Martin complains about the score, but I think it works as a piece of the sound design and shouldn't be taken as score.)
This also makes AKA Serial Killer more understandable. Two portraits of lives under invisible but increasingly unbearable emotional pressure played out in relation to an environment they're in while suffering that gives the appearance of nothing being wrong.