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Also Known As: Chantal Ackerman, Chantal Anne Akerman Died:
Born: June 6, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brussels, BE Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, producer, photo enlarger, office worker, cashier

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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.

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.

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DIRECTOR:

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  From the Other Side (2003) Director
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  Captive, The (2000) Director
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  South (1999) Director
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  Couch in New York, A (1996) Director
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  D'est (1993) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Les Ministeres de l'art (1988) Herself
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 Homme a la valise, L' (1984) Woman Returning
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 5% de Risque (1980)
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 News From Home (1976) Narration
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 Je tu il Elle (1974) Julie
10.
 Chambre, La (1972) Herself
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At age 15, after seeing Jean-Luc Godard's "Pierrot le fou" (1965), decided to become a filmmaker
1968:
Made first film, "Saute ma ville/Blow Up My City" (35mm, 13mins); shown at Oberhausen Film Festival in 1971
1971:
Made four non-feature-length films, most notably "Hotel Monterey" (16mm, 65mins)
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"
1975:
Wrote and directed "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles", what she has referred to as a "love letter" to her mother
1980:
Helmed the TV-movie "Dis-moi/Tell Me"
1982:
Wrote and directed "Toute une nuit/All Night Long"
1987:
Co-directed "Seven Women, Seven Sins"
1991:
Directed and co-wrote "Nuit et jour/Night and Day"
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"
1999:
Directed "Sud", an examination of the US South
2000:
Wrote and directed "The Captive"
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Education

Institut Superieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS): - 1967 - 1968
International University: - 1968 - 1969

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