In 1968 Chantal Akerman inaugurates her oeuvre by blowing up her small kitchen. She later described her debut as "the mirror image of Jeanne Dielman", in which a person who doesn't need rules blows life's rituals to bits. Notably absent is the mother, central motif in her oeuvre and at the heart of her last film, No Home Movie.

The other films shown within Do What They Told You

International title
Blow Up My Town
Filmmaker
Chantal Akerman
Country
Belgium
Year
1968
Medium
DCP
Length
11’
Language
no dialogue
Producer
Chantal Akerman
Production Company
Paradise Films
Sales
Cinematek
Writer
Chantal Akerman
Cinematography
René Fruchter
Editor
Geneviève Luciani
Cast
Chantal Akerman, Chantal Akerman