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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 ...
David Edgar noted, "her work doesn't sit squarely within existing categories of LGBT cinema, and perhaps even resists such definitions." There are exceptions, most notably Je, tu, il, elle (1974), in which the female lead character (Akerman herself) visits the apartment of a woman who may be her ex-lover and has passionate sex with her in a lengthy take. It's a truly unique sex scene - although ...