Chantal Akerman

Director, Actor, Screenwriter
Considered one of the most significant independent filmmakers of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Chantal Akerman possesses a pronounced visual and narrative style, influenced by structuralism and minimalism, which offers astute ... Read more »
Born: 06/05/1950 in Brussels, BE

Filmography

Director (35)

Almayer's Folly 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Là-bas il fait froid 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The State of the World 2006 (Movie)

("Tombee de nuit sur Shanghaï") (Director)

Tommorow We Move 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Demain on Demenage 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

From the Other Side 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

The Captive 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

South 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

A Couch in New York 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

D'est 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Golden Eighties 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Moving in 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Nuit et jour 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Contre l'oubli 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Histoires d'Amerique 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

La Chambre 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Toute une nuit 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Un Jour Pina a demande 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Rendez-Vous d'Anna 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Un jour Pina m'a demande 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Seven Women - Seven Sins 1986 (Movie)

("Sloth") (Director)

Letters Home 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

J'ai faim, j'ai froid 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Homme a la valise 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Paris Seen By... 20 Years Later 1983 (Movie)

("J'ai Faim, J'ai Froid") (Director)

Les Annees 80 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Dis-Moi 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

News From Home 1976 (Movie)

(Director)

Je tu il Elle 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Hotel Monterey 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Le 15/8 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

L' Enfant Aime 1970 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (26)

Almayer's Folly 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Là-bas il fait froid 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tommorow We Move 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Demain on Demenage 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

From the Other Side 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Captive 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Couch in New York 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

D'est 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Golden Eighties 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nuit et jour 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Histoires d'Amerique 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Chambre 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Toute une nuit 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Un Jour Pina a demande 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Rendez-Vous d'Anna 1988 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Les Rendez-Vous d'Anna 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Seven Women - Seven Sins 1986 (Movie)

("Sloth") (Screenplay)

L' Homme a la valise 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Paris Seen By... 20 Years Later 1983 (Movie)

("J'ai Faim, J'ai Froid") (Screenplay)

Les Annees 80 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

News From Home 1976 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Je tu il Elle 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hotel Monterey 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (12)

Chantal Akerman, From Here 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles 2009 (Movie)

of Neighbor (Voice)

40X15: Forty Years of the Directors' Fortnight 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Conversations in World Cinema 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

La Chambre 1989 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Les Ministeres de l'art 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

L' Homme a la valise 1983 (Movie)

Woman Returning (Actor)

5% de Risque 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

News From Home 1976 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

Je tu il Elle 1973 (Movie)

Julie (Actor)
Producer (3)

Almayer's Folly 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Je tu il Elle 1973 (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (2)

Golden Eighties 1992 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Les Annees 80 1982 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

From the Other Side 2003 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)
Other (2)

Karaoke Verite 1998 (Movie)

episode dedicated to Chantal Akerman(Original Rank: 5th) (Other)

News From Home 1976 (Movie)

commentary (Other)

Biography

Considered one of the most significant independent filmmakers of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Chantal Akerman possesses a pronounced visual and narrative style, influenced by structuralism and minimalism, which offers astute insights into women's role in modern culture.

EDUCATION

Institut Superieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS)

Brussels 1967 - 1968
did not complete four-year course

International University

Paris 1968 - 1969

Milestones

2000

Wrote and directed "The Captive"

1999

Directed "Sud", an examination of the US South

1996

Helmed "Un Divan a New York/A Couch in New York", starring Juliette Binoche and William Hurt

1996

Helmed, wrote and starred in "Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman"

1991

Directed and co-wrote "Nuit et jour/Night and Day"

1987

Co-directed "Seven Women, Seven Sins"

1982

Wrote and directed "Toute une nuit/All Night Long"

1980

Helmed the TV-movie "Dis-moi/Tell Me"

1975

Wrote and directed "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles", what she has referred to as a "love letter" to her mother

1972

Lived in New York for a short time before returning to France

1972

Feature film directing, writing, acting and producing debut, "Je tu il elle"

1970

Made four non-feature-length films, most notably "Hotel Monterey" (16mm, 65mins)

1968

Made first film, "Saute ma ville/Blow Up My City" (35mm, 13mins); shown at Oberhausen Film Festival in 1971

At age 15, after seeing Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierrot le fou" (1965), decided to become a filmmaker

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