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La Chambre (Chantal Akerman, Belgium, 1972, 11 mins)

News From Home (Chantal Akerman, Belgium, France, 1976, 85 mins)

Two remarkable syntheses of self and home, city and cinema, presence and absence, from the unique Chantal Akerman. A solitary camera captures New York’s oblivious streets, whilst the unseen director reads letters sent to her there by her mother. An apartment, where these letters were perhaps received, becomes a still life.

Introduced by filmmaker, curator and writer Adam Roberts.

Architecture on Film: News From Home + La Chambre + Intro
Image: Collections CINEMATEK - © Fondation Chantal Akerman

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