Chantal Akerman
(Belgium)

Dubbed by the Village Voice as "arguably the most important European director of her generation," Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman is known for her distinctive and provocative minimalism, a formal rejection of so much of the basic tools of the cinema in service of a more profound direct address.

Working on the fringes of the film scene in New York in the early '70s, Akerman became an enthusiastic participant in the avant garde of the time, gravitating around Anthology Film Archives and the host of idiosyncratic artists the institution attracted and fostered. And Akerman has, in her own way, become a guiding light in making films about the real issues faced by women, casting aside virtually every convention of filmmaking and grappling with the loneliness, sadness, and solidarity of the lives of working women, most famously in the masterpiece Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles.

Films
Filmography
Blow Up My Town
1968
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
1976
News From Home
1977
The Meetings of Anna
1978
All Night Long
1982
Golden Eighties
1986
Food, Family and Philosophy
1988
Night and Day
1991
A Couch in New York
1996
South
1999
From the Other Side
2001
Tomorrow, We Move
2004
Down There
2006
Women from Antwerp
2008
À l'Est avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton
2009
On bosse ici! On vit ici! On reste ici!
2010
Almayer's Folly
2011
No Home Movie
2015

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