In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first passes the bedroom there is nobody there but each time it shows the room again Chantal... See full summary »
Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »
A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.
Hotel Monterey is a cheap hotel in New York reserved for the outcasts of American society. Chantal Akerman invites viewers to visit this unusual place as wall as the people who live there, from the reception up to the last story.
Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving but manipulative mother back home in Brussels. ... See full summary »
Jack and Julie live in a bare flat in Paris. At night, Jack drives a taxi while Julie wanders around the city, and in the day they make love. One day Julie meets Joseph, the daytime driver ... See full summary »
Three young women at a hair salon all like the son of the clothing store proprietors across the mall. Although Robby is selfish and shallow, he's appealing to Lili, the salon's manager, ... See full summary »
It is a simple, odd, and experimental short film by the great filmmaker Chantal Akerman. So far, this is definitely the best short film by Akerman that I've ever seen, which isn't much of a surprise considering the fact that I disliked the other Akerman shorts that I've seen. That being said, there isn't much to say about this film.
It was pretty good, but there isn't much to talk about. As I said, it is really weird and experimental, and it is very slow paced at times, so if you don't like any of those traits, then this film is clearly not for you, but I enjoyed it. It is a love story, a comedy, and a slow/experimental piece all in just 12 minutes. No, it isn't a perfect piece of filmmaking, but it is still a fun little short film that won't take up too much of your time.
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