This website is being developed by
the Fondation Chantal Akerman in collaboration with CINEMATEK.

On May 14, 1975, with the premiere at the Cannes Film Festival of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, film history took a sudden, unexpected turn.

A masterpiece was born, and one among the greatest filmmakers and artists of our times became internationally known. Chantal Akerman’s cinematographic, literary and art works created before or after Jeanne Dielman remain among the most influential to numberless artists and the most inspiring to audiences across the world.

Launched on the anniversary of that seminal projection in Cannes, this still skeletal website aims at becoming in the coming months a reference, and a key resource for all those who study, research, love, are inspired by or simply enjoy or want to discover Chantal Akerman’s oeuvre.

1.  The works

Where to look for all the contacts and information on where to find and how to be able to exhibit, screen, read, publish all Chantal Akerman’s works, being they films, books, or installations...

Collect, conserve and restore

…here you will also find information about the ongoing efforts to collect, conserve and restore all the works, undertaken by CINEMATEK.

Collect, conserve and restore
photo: Xavier Harcq

CINEMATEK — the Film Archive of Belgium — is itself a non-profit Foundation. For many years Chantal Akerman was a member of its Board of Directors, and which she had entrusted with the conservation of her cinematographic works and their restoration.

For any request about Chantal Akerman’s works, you can contact the foundation at:

2.  The Archives

Conserved at CINEMATEK, the paper and photographic archives of Chantal Akerman and Paradise Films are currently being catalogued, organized and digitized. In this section we will keep on making available some highlights from the Archives.




Press files

We start with a glimpse into
the folders from Jeanne Dielman

For any research request, you can contact the archives at:

3.  News and Events

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