Chantal Akerman

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Chantal Akerman
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Chantal Akerman (2012)
Born Chantal Anne Akerman
(1950-06-06)6 June 1950
Brussels, Belgium
Died 5 October 2015(2015-10-05) (aged 65)
Paris, France
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Artist, movie director, professor, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, film editor, actress
Years active 1968–2015
Notable work Jeanne 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. She was 65.[4][5][6][7]

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