Hôtel des Acacias was an exercise guided in 1982 by Chantal Akerman at Belgium’s INSAS audio-visual college, just before she directed Golden Eighties. Her personality left a strong impression on the four student directors and on the exercise itself.
Hôtel des Acacias
Belgium, 1982 / 16mm / Color / 42 min
Cast: Yves Hanchar, Pierre Charles Rochette, François Vanderveken, Isabelle Willems, under the direction of Chantal Akerman & Michèle Blondeel
Production: INSAS - Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion (Bruxelles)
Sound: Henri Morelle
Editing: Suzy Rossberg
Photography: Michel Houssiau
Several young men and women arrive one after the other at Hôtel des Acacias, full of hope, desire and vitality. In the bustle of this hotel, everyone is looking for love.