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Location scouting photos

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Location scouting photos

Golden Eighties

For Golden Eighties, initially entitled La Galerie, Chantal Akerman had the Brussels shopping centre La Toison d’or entirely rebuilt in a studio in Paris. Here are the location scouting photos she took, as well as some taken by cinematographer Babette Mangolte.

“The location itself is the point of departure. For everything. A shopping mall in Europe City. More precisely, the Galerie de la Toison d’Or. A space which makes everyone in it both a spectator and an actor despite himself: the ideal setting for a musical. Everything is performance. Show business”.

Chantal Akerman