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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 A Couch in New York (1996), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975) and The Captive (2000). She was married to Sonia Wieder-Atherton. She died on October 5, 2015 in Paris, France. See full bio »

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(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 State of the World (segment "Tombée de nuit sur Shanghai")
 2006 Down There (Documentary)
 2003 Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton (TV Movie documentary)
 2002/I From the Other Side (Documentary)
 2000 The 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 Lest We Forget (segment "Pour Febe Elisabeth Velasquez, El Salvador")
 1991 Night and Day
 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 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 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (as Chantal Anne Akerman)
 1974 Je Tu Il Elle
 1973 Hanging Out Yonkers (Short)
 1973 Le 15/8 (Short)
 1972 Hôtel Monterey (Documentary)
 1972 La chambre (Short)
 1968 Saute ma ville (Short)
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Alternate Names:

Chantal Ackerman | Chantal Anne Akerman
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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In 1975, Akerman released her most notable film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Widely considered one of the great feminist films, the film makes a hypnotic, real-time study of a middle-aged widow's stifling routine of domestic chores and prostitution. Upon the film's release, The New York Times called Jeanne Dielman the "first masterpiece of the feminine in the history of ... See more »

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