Chantal Akerman Retrospective

About the Akerman Retrospective

Over the next 18 months A Nos Amours are screening a complete retrospective of Chantal Akerman. Akerman is a touchstone film-maker for many theorists, feminists and film-makers. Nothing like a complete retrospective has ever been offered in the UK, and the time is right for this in-depth survey of a key figure in European cinema, whose immense body of work spans almost half a century.

Resources and Further Reading


Ewa Lajer-Burcharth: Interior & Interiority, Chantal Akerman's La-bas

Huffington Post: Dis-moi, a Break through Work by Chantal Akerman by Adam Roberts

An interesting Akerman overview:

Film School Rejects : Google Mapping Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles, Nov 2013:

University of Edniburough article: A Woman of Substance and Style:

Chantal Akerman and Angela Martin. Chantal Akerman's Films: A Dossier. Feminist Review. No. 3, 1979, pp. 24-47.:

Article on Hotel Monterey on Turner Classic Movies:

Adam Roberts on the ICA blog discussing Jeanne Dielman

Adam Roberts on the ICA blog discussing screening News from Home

Griselda Pollock on Jewish quarterly:

Unspoken Cinema Blog article: Chantal Akerman - Walking Woman

Chicago Reader - Hotel Monterey summery

Projectorhead - The Other Akerman: The Essay Film in News from Home (1976)

Criterion Cast - A Journey through the Eclipse Series: Chantal Akerman's Les Rendez-Vous D'Anna


La Chambre Akerman, The Captive as Creator, Ivone Margulies, Dec 2005:

The Long Journey: Maternal Trauma, Tears and Kisses in a Work by Chantal Akerman, Griselda Pollock, 2010:


Afterall interview with Akerman, Nov 2013:

Video interview, Partisan Films + Ricky D’Ambrose, Nov 2013:

Kunstenfestivaldesarts 13 interview with Akerman, May 2013:

Criterioncollection interview with Akerman on Jeanne Dielman:

Criterioncollection interview with Akerman on Pierrot le Fou:
Lola Journal, Chantal Akerman: The Pajama Interview


Chantal Akerman and Catherine Breillat. Film Theory 2001, 1/7:

Chantal Akerman: Moving through Time and Space, MIT Media Lab:


Akerman sums up Jeanne Dielman:

A conversation with Chantal Akerman, Venice 2011:

Filming Jeanne Dielman (1975):

J’ai faim, j’ai froid (1984) on line:

And finally, a nice Akerman (non-serious) clip where she just won't put her fag out!

and a fun mash up of Jeanne Dielman:

Please get in touch if you have any further suggestions to add to this list: