Films byTexts by Chantal Akerman
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Chantal Akerman, 1972, 65’

“In the second of her 1972 experiments, Akerman again wanted to draw viewers’ eyes to elements in the frame that they might not otherwise have considered. Similarly focused on architecture and interior spaces, Hotel Mônterey is grander in scope than La chambre.

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Chantal Akerman, 1975, 201’

Sam Adams: That’s very much the feeling of watching Jeanne Dielman, where the repetitive ritual of her daily chores forges a connection with the viewer that’s practically physical, to the extent that you feel a jolt when she drops the shoe that she’s shining, or lets

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Chantal Akerman, 1976, 86’

“René Magritte’s painting Man With Newspaper (1927-1928) tells me something about the customary disquiet of Akerman’s world.

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Chantal Akerman, 2015, 115’

Daniel Kasman: This is not the first film we’ve seen of yours that is about your relationship with your mother. This has been a filmmaking motif for you. Can you say something about its importance, the relationship to your filmmaking practice?