Chantal was the perfect blend of fan and pioneer.
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“And after I blame the Germans OR WISH THAT MY MOTHER HAD DONE SOMETHING ANYTHING I ask myself what I would have.”
For thirty years, filmmaker Henry Bean and his wife were friends with the filmmaker Chantal Akerman. In light of her apparent suicide, Bean recalls Akerman’s genius and her legacy.
We stopped by the New York Film Festival premiere of Chantal Akerman’s final film ‘No Home Movie’ to speak with audience members about her work, her influence and her death.
When he was at Cornell, future White House videographer Arun Chaudhary told Chantal Akerman he’d steal her ideas. Now, in fond remembrance of the Belgian-Jewish filmmaker, he explains how he did just that.
Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, a daughter of Holocaust survivors known for her experimental films that closely examined women’s lives, has died in Paris. She was 65.
For certain film buffs, Chantal Akerman is famous as the director of one of the screen’s most legendary endurance tests. Akerman’s masterpiece, “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” (1975), as the precise title might indicate, is a remarkably focused three-and-a-half-hour study of the mundane routine of a Brussels housewife — the ultimate realist film.