I Don’t Belong Anywhere – The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

Marianne Lambert / Belgium / 2015 / 67 min
Sat 7 May, 20.00

Dutch premiere

I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman explores some of the late Belgian filmmaker's 40 plus films, and from Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, it charts the sites of her nomadic life.

In the wake of Chantal Akerman's unexpected death last fall, film lovers around the globe commiserated about the loss of one of cinema's most enigmatic artists. Best known for her masterpiece "Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" (1975) and her uncompromisingly formal and feminist approach to filmmaking, Akerman produced a distinctive body of work that has intrigued and confounded audiences around the globe for decades.

In this documentary, Chantal Akerman discusses frankly with her long-time collaborator Marianne Lambert and with her editor Claire Atherton her philosophy and her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her own existence.

About the director

After studying journalism and communications at the Université Libre in Brussels, Marianne Lambert initially worked as a set manager and assistant director before becoming production manager for Chantal Akerman on several of her films. I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman is her first film as a director.


Reviews

“An affecting final portrait.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

"A career-spanning documentary [that] provides valuable insights"
—Variety

"Offers an overview of Akerman's career while showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of her work."
—IndieWire


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