Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman

September 24–October 29, 2017

We pay tribute to the late filmmaker with a selection of her most autobiographical works, which combine formal rigor with empathy and insight.

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

  • Je, tu, il, elle

  • Les rendez-vous d’Anna

  • No Home Movie

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  • Les rendez-vous d’Anna

    • Sunday, October 29 7 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    France, Belgium, West Germany, 1978

    Digital Restoration

    Akerman’s semi-autobiographical work depicts the travels of a filmmaker on tour in Europe with a new film, and brings up an entire history of migrations and social changes in Europe.

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

    • Sunday, September 24 5 PM
    • Friday, October 27 7 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    Belgium, France, 1975

    The repetitive domestic routines of a bourgeois widow become a source of visceral suspense in Akerman’s landmark of feminist filmmaking.

  • Man with a Suitcase

    • Sunday, October 22 3:45 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    France, 1983

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick!

    Akerman’s brilliantly funny comedy of manners could be the cinema’s most eloquent evocation of Sartre’s observation, “Hell is other people.” With Akerman’s self-portrait in film clips, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman.

  • News from Home

    • Thursday, October 19 7 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    France, 1977

    Digital Restoration

    New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her own mother’s letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.

    Introduction by Jon Davies

  • Je, tu, il, elle

    • Sunday, October 8 7 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    France, Belgium, 1974

    Digital Restoration

    In her first feature, Akerman plunges into the themes—desire, longing, intimacy, and estrangement—that she would continue to plumb throughout her career. With Akerman’s debut short, Saute ma ville.

  • No Home Movie

    • Sunday, October 1 7 PM
    Chantal Akerman
    Belgium, France, 2015

    Akerman’s ultra-personal final work reflects on history, distance, memory, and intimacy, and reaffirms her inextricable relationship with her mother, a Holocaust survivor.