Chantal Akerman

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Chantal Akerman
Chantal Akerman (2012)
Chantal Anne Akerman

(1950-06-06)6 June 1950
Died5 October 2015(2015-10-05) (aged 65)
Occupation(s)Artist, movie director, professor, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, film editor, actress
Years active1968–2015
Notable workJeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Chantal Anne Akerman (French: [akɛʁman]; 6 June 1950 – 5 October 2015) was a Belgian movie director, artist, and professor at the City College of New York.[1] Her best-known movies were Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975).

Akerman was born to Jewish parents in Brussels.[2] She was a lesbian.[3] She died on 5 October 2015 in Paris. Le Monde reported that she committed suicide after suffering from depression. She was 65.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. "Chantal Akerman". The City College of New York. Archived from the original on 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. Guardian obituary
  3. Rare docs on French filmmakers
  4. Isabelle Regnier (6 October 2015). "La cinéaste Chantal Akerman est morte". Le Monde. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  5. Julien Gester (6 October 2015). "Mort de la cinéaste Chantal Akerman". Libération. Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  6. Catherine Shoard (6 October 2015). "Chantal Akerman, pioneering Belgian film director and theorist, dies aged 65". Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  7. Donadio, Rachel; Buckley, Clara (6 October 2015). "Chantal Akerman, Pioneering Belgian Filmmaker, Dies at 65". "The New York Times". Retrieved 6 October 2015.

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