Femmes d'Anvers en novembre

  • 2008
  • Chantal Akerman
  • Multiple projection video installation
  • 20 min / 4 min

Chantal Akerman is a major name in contemporary cinema and her influence can be seen through the works of many of today's filmmakers, from Hou Hsiao-hsien to Gus Van Sant. Her films are characterised by a wide range of registers and narrative modes; they explore the worlds of fiction and documentaries, experimental video and literary adaptation, and encompass every aspect of cinema. As she goes beyond the norms of representation in terms of both formality and culture. The film director tackles the issues of privacy, family, loneliness and the monotony of everyday life through the emancipating power of the individual within a given era.

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Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman was a Belgian-born experimental artist, film director, and pioneer of modern feminist film. Operating in a wide range of narrative modes and traversing the entire spectrum of cinema, her films take the form of fiction, documentary, experimental video, and literary adaptation.

The daughter of Holocaust survivors and a perpetual traveller, Akerman approached the themes of memory, identity, and immigrant experience from a lived perspective. Jean-Luc Godard is widely cited as the inspiration for her life in film, and in turn Akerman has been credited with galvanizing an entire generation of avant-garde filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Todd Haynes, and Michael Haneke.

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