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Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

6 October 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Belgian-born experimental film-maker and artist Chantal Akerman has died at the age of 65.

Her long-time producer Patrick Quinet of Brussels-based Artemis Film confirmed Akerman’s death.

“She was a hugely important cineaste who by her singularity revolutionised parts of international cinema,” he told Afp.

Quinet did not give the cause of Akerman’s death but French newspaper Le Monde reported that the Paris-based film-maker committed suicide on Monday evening (Oct 5).

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Akerman was born in Brussels in 1950 to Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivors.

Her mother’s experiences in Auschwitz during World War Two, where she lost both her parents, would haunt Akerman all her life and permeate many of her works including the recent No Home Movie, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival over the summer.

Akerman made her first film, Saute Ma Ville, in 1968 at age 17, having dropped out of film school in Belgium after just one term.

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Belgian director Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

6 October 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Belgian-born experimental film-maker and artist Chantal Akerman has died at the age of 65.

Her long-time producer Patrick Quinet of Brussels-based Artemis Film confirmed Akerman’s death.

“She was a hugely important cineaste who by her singularity revolutionised parts of international cinema,” he told Afp.

Quinet did not give the cause of Akerman’s death but French newspaper Le Monde reported that the Paris-based film-maker committed suicide on Monday evening (Oct 5).

Career

Akerman was born in Brussels in 1950 to Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivors.

Her mother’s experiences in Auschwitz during World War Two, where she lost both her parents, would haunt Akerman all her life and permeate many of her works including the recent No Home Movie, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival over the summer.

Akerman made her first film, Saute Ma Ville, in 1968 at age 17, having dropped out of film school in Belgium after just one term.

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Chantal Akerman dies at 65

6 October 2015 11:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Belgian-born experimental film-maker and artist Chantal Akerman has died at the age of 65.

Her long-time producer Patrick Quinet of Brussels-based Artemis Film confirmed Akerman’s death.

“She was a hugely important cineaste who by her singularity revolutionised parts of international cinema,” he told Afp.

Quinet did not give the cause of Akerman’s death but French newspaper Le Monde reported that the Paris-based film-maker committed suicide on Monday evening (Oct 5).

Career

Akerman was born in Brussels in 1950 to Jewish-Polish Holocaust survivors.

Her mother’s experiences in Auschwitz during World War Two, where she lost both her parents, would haunt Akerman all her life and permeate many of her works including the recent No Home Movie, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival over the summer.

Akerman made her first film, Saute Ma Ville, in 1968 at age 17, having dropped out of film school in Belgium after just one term.

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