Chantal Akerman: “This film is above all about my mother, my mother who is no longer with us. About this woman who arrived in Belgium in 1938, fleeing Poland, the pogroms and the violence. This woman who is only ever seen inside her apartment. An apartment in Brussels. A film about a world in motion that my mother does not see”.
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It appears to fully embrace the format, with its power to preserve the past and sentimentalize mundane moments.
It holds a sea of jealously guarded truths that have flowed through all her films and finally come out here in all their glory.
A fond portrait of the closeness between mother and daughter and of irrepressible maternal love.
A very intimate and raw essay.
Impossible not to be sucked into.
Long shots make you feel the journey. With those shots, you cannot forget them—because I insist... You have them in your body.
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.