Chantal Akerman

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Streaming: the Barbican's first-person documentary season
Film-makers get personal in the Barbican Cinema on Demand’s first fully themed season

Guy Lodge

05, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Need zing in your Zoom? Let Warhol and the avant-garde vamp up your video conferences
It’s hard to make much of a mark in the strange, static world of video-conferencing. But we could all learn a trick or two from famous arthouse film-makers, from Jim Jarmusch to Andy Warhol

Steve Rose

23, Apr, 2020 @3:00 PM

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My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman review – the film-maker’s family struggle
The Belgian director recalls her fraught relationship with her mother, a survivor of the Holocaust

Lauren Elkin

02, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Europe in 25 films: the critics’ choice
The must-see movies that have defined a century of European cinema, as chosen by the Observer’s film writers

Mark Kermode Observer chief film critic, Simran Hans, Wendy Ide, Guy Lodge and Jonathan Romney

10, Feb, 2019 @10:00 AM

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On my radar: Andrew Savage’s cultural highlights
The Parquet Courts singer and guitarist on Eva Hesse’s diaries, the films of Chantal Akerman and the glories of Tex-Mex cuisine

Kathryn Bromwich

09, Oct, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Adrian Searle's 10 best art shows of 2015
Goya delighted and Ai Weiwei delivered. But 2015 belonged to the Whitney and its glorious look back at American art, says our art critic

Adrian Searle

15, Dec, 2015 @7:45 AM

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Chantal Akerman: NOW review – flickering between life and death
A show of the late Chantal Akerman’s films is beautiful, intimate, bleak and at times overwhelming

Laura Cumming

08, Nov, 2015 @8:00 AM

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The last picture show: how Chantal Akerman's suicide alters her final artwork
The Belgian film-maker took her own life a month ago, and her final installation is full of painfully private moments and hauntingly empty scenes. But it’s full of life too – in all its extraordinary ordinariness

Adrian Searle

04, Nov, 2015 @2:56 PM

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Ai Weiwei v Lego – the week in art
The world sticks a primary-coloured middle finger up at the Danish toy company in solidarity with the Chinese artist. Plus Audrey Hepburn, a violent model village and Gilbert & George’s obsession with David Cameron

Jonathan Jones

30, Oct, 2015 @5:21 PM

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Chantal Akerman obituary
Radical film-maker and artist who was a pioneer of modern feminist cinema

Jonathan Romney

08, Oct, 2015 @5:02 PM

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Chantal Akerman: extraordinary artist of the everyday who we will miss for ever
The pioneering feminist film director died suddenly this week, aged 65. Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts, who have been curating a complete retrospective of her work, remember an extraordinary talent and friend

Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts

08, Oct, 2015 @4:57 PM

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Chantal Akerman: celebrating the exquisite cinematic moments of a tremendous talent
The revered Belgian film-maker, who has died aged 65, had an unflagging dedication to minutiae that fuelled profound insights about life and love

David Jenkins

06, Oct, 2015 @3:49 PM

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