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Chantal Akerman

By Marion Schmid

Chantal Akerman
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  • ISBN: 9780719077166
  • Publish Date: Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9781526116864
  • Publish Date: Jun 2017
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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.

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    well informed and engagingly written

    Contents

    List of Plates
    Series editor's foreword
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: the multiple faces of Chantal Akerman
    1. The 1970s: anatomy of an avant-garde
    2. The golden 80s: performance, parody, identity
    3. The archaeology of suffering
    4. Love and intimacy in a post-lapsarian world
    Filmography
    Select Bibliography
    Index

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    Marion Schmid is Reader in French at the University of Edinburgh

    Chantal Akerman

    By Marion Schmid

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