Part of the ID the films of Chantal Akerman
PLEASE BE AWARE: Toute Une Nuit screening will be replaced by another film from the same period by Chantal Akerman due to last minute unavailablity of the requested film.
Replacement film:News From Home - directed Chantal Akerman (1976 Fr, Blg, 90 min) Another film built round personal identity. Chantal Akerman explores New York as a mythological city. Whilst in New York she receives a series of letters from her mother begging her to return to Europe. Her New York, a demonic monstrous animal set in cinematic counterpoint to emotional ties that want to define her.
The film was shown at the Tate Modernin July 2010:
Film: Je Tu Il Elle (1974)
17 Mar 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Sexually frank, cooly passionate, Chantal Ackerman's extraordinary first feature, in which she plays herself exploring lines of flight. A room with powered sugar, the cab of a truck, the flat of a rejecting lover. Minimal in style, maximal in impact.
20 Mar 2011, 7:30 p.m.
At the core this film lies the performance of Delphine Seyrig (Last year in Marienbad), whose command of gesture and timing make this observation of bourgoise life a choreographed nightmare. A film that is awesome for the steel tipped certainty with which Chantal Akerman imbues her material.
24 Mar 2011, 7:30 p.m.
An itinary of hotel rooms, train stations interstitial spaces and chance meetings during which the protagonist comes home to spend a night with her mother. Another journey film a refusal to stay still, Chantal Akerman chooses motion