A Family in Brussels

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Dia Art Foundation, 2002 - Artists' books - 64 pages
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Moving family memoir by the renowned filmmaker Chantal Akerman. Also has an audio CD edition including Akerman's reading of the work 0-944521-45-2.

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Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1950, Chantal Akerman is a filmmaker whose work gives new meaning to the term "independent film." An Akerman film is an exercise in pure independence, pure creativity, and pure art. The viewer must give him- or herself over completely to the experience of the film, to watch with open eyes and an open mind. To label Akerman's work "minimalist" or "structuralist" or "feminist" is to miss most of what she is about. Strong themes in her films include women at work and at home, women's relationships to men, women, and children, food, love, sex, romance, art, and storytelling. Each Akerman film is a world unto itself and demands to be explored on its own terms.

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