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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 ...
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.