From East Germany to Moscow, passing through Poland, Lithuania and the Ukraine, she records the bodies and faces of the anonymous masses, their expressions unreadable, either walking or simply waiting for who knows what. She films buildings, landscapes, snow, nightfall and offers a mass of visual and aural impressions that constitute a bewitching, impressionistic poem.
Belgium-France, 1993 / 16mm / Color / 110 min
Production: Helena Van Dantzig, Marilyn Watelet
Sound: Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gauder
Editing: Claire Atherton
Photography: Raymond Fromont
Following the demolition of the Berlin Wall, Chantal Akerman captures the reality and mutation of former Soviet territories, shot from summer through to winter in a series of travelling shots or with a static camera.