Akerman is considered to be one of the most important European directors of her generation. With almost 50 titles, she is no doubt best known for her pioneering release of 1975, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, which earned her a central place in the world of avant-garde cinema. In recent years her work has been championed by such fervent admirers as director Gus Van Sant and critic J. Hoberman. From 2013 to 2015, London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts held a complete retrospective of her films, with screenings often playing to packed houses. Her final release No Home Movie was premiered at the 2015 New York Film Festival.
Portrait d’une jeune fille de la fin des années 60 a Bruxelles
France, 1993 / 16mm / Color / 60 min
Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman
(“Cinema, de notre temps”)
France, 1997 / video / Color / 63 min