Belgium 2015, 67 min, English and French, Hebrew & English subtitles

Throughout her life, Chantal Akerman created over forty films, all of them avant-garde, groundbreaking, and intensely personal. In this film, completed shortly before her suicide last October, Akerman describes her first attempts at filmmaking, the emotions she attempted to relay, the urge to shatter accepted norms, and the feeling of rootlessness that led her to work in Brussels (where she was born), New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv. This film includes clips from her influential earlier works such as “Jeanne Dielman,” “News from Home,” and “Hotel Monterey,” which placed her at the forefront of feminist and lesbian filmmaking (two labels she rejected adamantly). Having just finished filming “No Home Movie” about her mother, a Holocaust survivor, who died, she wrote, “Without her, there is no one. Will I have anything left to say?”

Previous Festivals: Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, DocLisboa, Portugal, RIDM, Montreal, Canada, Festival du Film sur L'Art, Brussels, Belgium, Filmer à Tout Prix, Brussels, Belgium, Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal, New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, FIPA, Premiers Plans Angers, France, Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, festival Filmer le Travail, Poitiers, France

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Director: Marianne Lambert
Production: Patrick Quinet, Francis Dujardin
Production Company: Artemis Productions, Cinémathèque De La Fédération Wallonie-bruxelles
Script: Marianne Lambert, Luc Jabon
Editing: Marc De Coster
Cinematography: Rémon Fromont
Music: Casimir Liberski
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After studies in Journalism and Communication at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Marianne Lambert starts to work in the early nineties in cinema, as grip and assistant director. She’s been working in the last few years as line producer, notably for Chantal Akerman, Frédéric Fonteyne, Bernard Bellefroid and Marion Hansel.