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Date of Birth 6 June 1950Brussels, Belgium
Birth NameChantal Anne Akerman

Mini Bio (1)

Chantal Akerman was born on June 6, 1950 in Brussels, Belgium as Chantal Anne Akerman. She is a director and writer, known for A Couch in New York (1996), Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) and The Captive (2000).

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Biography in John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985," pp. 3-8. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
Member of the jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1991
Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1986.
Teaches at Harvard University
Paris, France [January 2009]

Personal Quotes (1)

[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 very rare.

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