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Chantal Akerman (1950–2015)

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She was a director and writer, known for Un divan à New York (1996), Je, tu, il, elle (1974) and The Meetings of Anna (1978). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 65) in Paris, France

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 2015 No Home Movie (Documentary)
 2009 À l'Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 O Estado do Mundo (segment "Tombée de nuit sur Shanghai")
 2006 Là-bas (Documentary)
 2003 Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (TV Movie documentary)
 2002/I De l'autre côté (Documentary)
 2000 La captive
 1999 Sud (Documentary)
 1997 Cinéma, de notre temps (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1993 From the East (Documentary)
 1993 Monologues (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1991 Contre l'oubli (segment "Pour Febe Elisabeth Velásquez, El Salvador")
 1991 Nuit et jour
 1986 La paresse (Short)
 1986 Le marteau (Short)
 1986 Letters Home
 1986 Mallet-Stevens (Short)
 1986 Seven Women, Seven Sins (segment "Portrait d'une Paresseuse")
 1984 New York, New York bis (Short)
 1984 Télévision de chambre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 Paris vu par... 20 ans après (segment "1 "J'ai faim, J'ai froid")
 1984 J'ai faim, j'ai froid (Short)
 1983 L'homme à la valise (TV Movie)
 1983 On Tour with Pina Bausch (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 Les années 80 (Documentary)
 1980 Dis-moi (TV Movie)
 1977 News from Home (Documentary)
 1975 La chambre (Short)
 1975 Le 15/8 (Short)
 1975 Hôtel Monterey (Documentary)
 1975 Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (as Chantal Anne Akerman)
 1973 Hanging Out Yonkers (Short)
 1968 Saute ma ville (Short)
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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Chantal Ackerman | Chantal Anne Akerman

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[on Delphine Seyrig] The French film establishment never forgave her for her outspokenness. If she had not been so beautiful, so aristocratic, it might not have been so bad. But the incongruity between their fantasy of her and what she was- a total feminist activist to the end of her life- they couldn't tolerate that. She was as much of a force in our lives as on the screen, and that's something ... See more »


Akerman created a new cinematic language by merging structuralist and experimental film with narrative and dramatic cinema. She expanded cinema's reach not only in form, but dared to wade into taboo subjects. See more »

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