CHANTAL AKERMAN, FROM HERE

CHANTAL AKERMAN, DE CÁ

By Gustavo BECK, Leonardo FERREIRA

ENQUADRAMENTO PRODUÇOES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2010

"Chantal Akerman, From Here" is an uncut interview with the prestigious Belgian director. We hear Akerman’s reflections on her own work and method.

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& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2011
Viennale 2011
Valdivia IFF 2011
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 62 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gustavo BECK, Leonardo FERREIRA
    • Producer(s)
    • Leonardo MECCHI (Enquadramento Produçoes)
    • Synopsis
    • "Chantal Akerman, From Here" is an uncut interview with the prestigious Belgian director. We hear Akerman’s reflections on her own work and method – especially Hotel Monterey (1972) and Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975) –, as well as the influence of directors such as Jonas Mekas and Michael Snow, her relation with Proust’s novel which she adapted in La Captive (2000), and her failed attempt to venture into more commercial filmmaking; all that in 62 minutes. It is clear – right from the framing, which is a wink to the interviewee’s style, to the previous work on the questions – that Gustavo Beck and Leonardo Ferreira both have a genuine interest in the life and work of Akerman; who, even if she does not always satisfy the curiosity of her interviewers, shows herself in her idiosyncrasy, whether that means lighting a cigarette in a non-smoking building, or assessing the errors and successes of her filmography.
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