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Chantal Akerman



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Chantal Akerman is widely acclaimed as one of cinema's boldest visionaries. A towering figure in women's and feminist film-making, she produced a diverse and intensely personal body of work ranging from minimalist portraits of the everyday to exuberant romantic comedies, and from documentaries and musicals to installation art. This book traces the director's career at the crossroads between experimental and mainstream cinema, contextualising her work within the American avant-garde of the 1970s, European anti-naturalism, feminism and the post-modern aesthetics. While offering an in-depth analysis of her multi-faceted film style, it also stresses the social and ethical dimension of her work, especially as regards her representation of marginal groups and her exploration of exilic and diasporic identities. Particular attention is given to the inscription of the Holocaust and of Jewish memory in her films. -- .

Product code: 9781526116864

ISBN 9781526116864
On Sale Date 05/06/2017
Publisher Manchester University Press
No. Of Pages 208
Series French Film Directors Series
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129
This book on internationally acclaimed film director Chantal Akerman provides an illuminating overview of her filmmaking and an in-depth analysis of her multi-faceted film style. -- .