Book launch at Regent Street Cinema
Tuesday September 24th, 6.30pm
Regent Street Cinema
Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman (1996)
Rarely seen, yet this is Akerman's own self-portrait. At the start Akerman appears to talk about her life's work, then orchestrates a collage of clips from her films that superbly embroider her meaning. Essential viewing, not available on DVD nor on-line.
Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook
Joanna Hogg & Adam Roberts
with a foreword by Laura Mulvey
the essential Chantal Akerman companion
Between 2013 and 2015, A Nos Amours presented in London a complete retrospective of the films of the celebrated film-maker Chantal Akerman. This was not easy as rights and screening copies turned out to be widely scattered and difficult to access. The research needed to present this retrospective is offered in this book so that others may easily follow suit.
Also included are the texts, journalism and blogging that was offered to the audience as a means to engage with film-works that are at once radical, heterodox and, in many cases, little known. The book aims to be accurate and a reliable source of detailed information about the films.