Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman

Belgium

Long shots make you feel the journey. With those shots, you cannot forget them—because I insist... You have them in your body.    

Biography

Chantal Akerman, born June 6, 1950, is a Brussels-born filmmaker, writer, actor, producer and composer, and one of the most important European directors of her generation. Akerman has made over 40 works – from 35mm features to video essays to experimental documentaries, including JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES; NEWS FROM HOME; THE MEETINGS OF ANNA; JE, TU, IL, ELLE. In 1995 Akerman began experimenting with video installations and exhibiting her work in museums and galleries as well as in art-house theaters. Important solo exhibitions of Akerman’s work have been held at the Museum for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium (2012), MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts (2008), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2006); Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ (2006); and the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2003) and the Venice Biennale (2001). She passed away in Paris, in October 2015. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUSSELS (1975), was selected at Wallonie Bruxelles Image Festival.

Films Selection

  • No Home Movie - 2015
  • Almayer's Folly - 2011
  • Down There - 2006
  • La captive - 2000
  • Sud - 1999
  • D'Est - 1993
  • Histoires d'Amérique - 1989
  • Letters Home - 1986
  • Golden Eighties - 1986
  • The Meetings of Anna - 1978
  • News from Home - 1977
  • Je, tu, il, elle - 1976
  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles - 1975