Carte Blanche Vivian Ostrovsky
Chantal Akerman’s classic portrays a housewife who struggles to maintain the fragile tapestry of her life in face of existential pressures. A restored print of “the first masterpiece in the feminist history of film” (Le Monde).
Autour de Jeanne Dielman allows intrigued viewers a rare peak into the ‘making of’ process of a most audacious film. One gets a good sense of the working relationship between seasoned actress Delphine Seyrig and the young Chantal Akerman, then only twenty-five-years of age.
When Chantal Akerman was invited to participate in a series on filmmakers portrayed by other filmmakers, all the directors she chose had already been picked by others. Jokingly she suggested herself as a subject and it was accepted. This is the result.
Konoko wakes up on a beach with an insect stuck to her head and sets off to find a barber who will remove it. What appears to be a quiet town turns into a surreal fantasy. A bewildering Japanese comedy where Kafka meets Kaurismaki not too far from Kyoto.
A surreal film combining historical events and the story of twins separated at birth. Twenty years later, they meet on the Orient Express: one, a wealthy woman; the other, an anarchist. A restored copy of the Caméra d'Or winner, Cannes, 1989.
An isolated tribe from Amazonia has been encroached by modernity since 1969. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into Christianity struggles to cure the suffering people of his village, and faces the wrath of the forest spirits, who are upset he has abandoned them.