Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman at IFFR

Chantal AKERMAN (1950, Belgium – 2015, France) is one of the best-known experimental filmmakers of the 1970s and 1980s. From the 1990s on, her work became increasingly accessible – with even occasional excursions into comedy as in A Couch in New York (1996) – but she remained a serious filmmaker who designed her stories in her very own way. Her last film, No Home Movie, documented in 2014 the dying process of her mother, an Auschwitz survivor and Akerman's greatest inspiration. Barely a year later, in 2015, Chantal Akerman herself died at 65 years of age.

Filmography

Saute ma ville (1968, short), L'enfant aimé (1971, short), La chambre (1972, short), Hôtel Monterey (1972), Le 15/8 (1973, short), Hanging Out Yonkers (1973, short), Je, tu, il, elle (1974), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975), News from Home (1977, doc), Les rendez-vous d'Anna/The Meetings of Anna (1978), Dis-moi (1980, short TV), Toute une nuit (1982), Les années 80 (1983, doc), Un jour Pina a demandé.../On Tour with Pina Bausch (1983, short TV doc), L'homme à la valise (1983, TV), Paris vu par... 20 ans après (1984, segment: J'ai faim, J'ai froid), New York, New York bis (1984, short), Lettre d'un cinéaste: Chantal Akerman (1984, TV short), Family Business (1984, short TV), Seven Women, Seven Sins (1986, segment: Portrait d'une paresseuse), Golden Eighties (1986), Mallet-Stevens (1986, short), Letters Home (1986), Le marteau (1986, short), La paresse (1986, short), Histoires d'Amérique (1989), Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher (1990, short), Les trois dernières sonates de Franz Schubert (1989, short), Nuit et jour/Night and Day (1991), Contre l'oubli/Lest We Forget (1991, segment: Pour Febe Elisabeth Velasquez), Monologues (1993, TV series, episode: Le déménagement), D'Est/From the East (1993, doc), Tous les garçons et les filles de leur âge (1993-1995, TV series, episode: Portrait d'une jeune fille de la fin des années 60 à Bruxelles), Un divan à New York/A Couch in New York (1996), Cinema de notre temps (1988-2015, TV series doc, episode: Chantal Akerman (1997)), Sud (1999, doc), La captive/The Captive (2000), De l'autre côté/From the Other Side (2002, doc), Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (2003, short TV doc), Demain on déménage/Tomorrow We Move (2004), Là-bas/Down There (2006, doc), O estado do mundo/State of the World (2007, segment: Tombée de nuit sur Shanghai), Women from Antwerp in November (2008, doc), À l'Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (2009, TV doc), La folie Almayer/Almayer's Folly (2011), No Home Movie (2015, doc)

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Chantal Akerman at IFFR

The films by this director at IFFR