Biography

Chantal Anne Akerman (born 6 June 1950) was a Belgian film director, artist and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist filmmaking and avant-garde cinema has been substantial.

Chantal Anne Akerman (born 6 June 1950) was a Belgian film director, artist and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist filmmaking and avant-garde cinema has been substantial.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Female

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1950-06-06

Day of Death 2015-10-05

Place of Birth Brussels, Belgium

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Also Known As

  • Chantal Anne Akerman
  • Chantal Ackerman

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2015 No Home MovieDirector
2011 Almayer's FollyDirector
2009 À l'est avec Sonia Wieder-AthertonDirector
2009 Maniac SummerDirector
2008 Femmes d'Anvers en NovembreDirector
2007 In the MirrorDirector
2007 The State of the WorldDirector
2006 Down ThereDirector
2004 Tomorrow We MoveDirector
2003 Avec Sonia Wieder-AthertonDirector
2003 From the Other SideDirector
2000 The CaptiveDirector
1999 SouthDirector
1997 Cinéma, de notre temps : Chantal Akerman par Chantal AkermanDirector
1997 The Day WhenDirector
1996 A Couch in New YorkDirector
1994 Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in BrusselsDirector
1993 From the EastDirector
1993 Monologues(1 episode)Director
1993 Le DéménagementDirector
1991 Lest We ForgetDirector
1991 Night and DayDirector
1991 Pour Febe Elisabeth Velasquez, El SalvadorDirector
1989 Histoires d'Amérique: Food, Family and PhilosophyDirector
1989 Les Trois Dernières Sonates de Franz SchubertDirector
1989 Three Stanzas on the Name of SacherDirector
1986 Golden EightiesDirector
1986 Seven Women, Seven SinsDirector
1986 Letters HomeDirector
1986 Le MarteauDirector
1984 Family BusinessDirector
1984 Letter from a Filmmmaker: Chantal AkermanDirector
1984 Paris Vu Par... 20 Years AfterDirector
1983 One Day Pina Asked...Director
1983 The Man with the SuitcaseDirector
1983 The EightiesDirector
1982 Toute une nuitDirector
1980 Tell MeDirector
1978 The Meetings of AnnaDirector
1977 News from HomeDirector
1976 Je, Tu, Il, ElleDirector
1975 Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 BruxellesDirector
1973 Le 15/8Director
1972 La ChambreDirector
1972 Hotel MontereyDirector
1971 The Child Loves, or I Play at Being a Married WomanDirector
1968 Blow Up My TownDirector

Acting

2017 Porto as (voice)
2016 But Elsewhere Is Always Better as Herself
2015 No Home Movie as Herself
2015 I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman
2015 What Lies Beneath the Sky as Narrator(voice)
2013 What is Cinema? as Herself
2011 Guest as Herself
2010 Chantal Akerman, From Here as Herself
2009 Maniac Summer
2006 Down There as Herself
2004 Autour de Jeanne Dielman
1997 Cinéma, de notre temps : Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman as Herself
1997 The Day When as Herself
1997 Birth of a Nation as Herself
1989 Les ministères de l'art
1985 She Spent So Many Hours Under the Sun Lamps
1984 Family Business
1984 Letter from a Filmmmaker: Chantal Akerman as Herself
1983 The Man with the Suitcase
1980 Tell Me as Herself
1977 News from Home as Narrator (voice)
1976 Je, Tu, Il, Elle as Julie
1974 ‘Rameau’s Nephew’ by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen
1972 La Chambre
1971 The Child Loves, or I Play at Being a Married Woman as Elle-même
1968 Blow Up My Town as The girl

Writing

2015 No Home MovieWriter
2011 Almayer's FollyWriter
2006 Down ThereWriter
2004 Tomorrow We MoveWriter
2003 From the Other SideWriter
2000 The CaptiveWriter
1999 SouthWriter
1997 The Day WhenWriter
1996 A Couch in New YorkWriter
1994 Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in BrusselsWriter
1993 From the EastWriter
1993 Le DéménagementWriter
1991 Night and DayWriter
1986 Golden EightiesWriter
1984 Family BusinessWriter
1983 The Man with the SuitcaseWriter
1983 The EightiesWriter
1978 The Meetings of AnnaWriter
1977 News from HomeWriter
1976 Je, Tu, Il, ElleWriter
1975 Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 BruxellesWriter
1972 Hotel MontereyWriter
1971 The Child Loves, or I Play at Being a Married WomanWriter

Production

2011 Almayer's FollyProducer
1976 Je, Tu, Il, ElleProducer
1972 Hotel MontereyProducer

Crew

2009 Maniac SummerCinematography
2006 Down ThereCinematography

Editing

2009 Maniac SummerEditor
2004 Autour de Jeanne DielmanEditor

Camera

2015 No Home MovieDirector of Photography
2003 From the Other SideDirector of Photography

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