Distributor:  Icarus Films
Length:  67 minutes
Date:  2016
Genre:  Essayistic
Language:  English; French / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

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Explores the filmmaker's 40 plus films and charts the sites of her peregrinations.

I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE: THE CINEMA OF CHANTAL AKERMAN explores some of the Belgian filmmaker's 40 plus films, and from Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, it charts the sites of her peregrinations.

An experimental filmmaker, a nomad, Chantal Akerman shared with Marianne Lambert her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence. And with her editor and long-time collaborator, Claire Atherton, she examines the origins of her film language, and aesthetic stance.

I DON'T BELONG ANYWHERE includes excerpts from many films made throughout Akerman's career, including JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (1975), NEWS FROM HOME (1976), THE RENDEZ-VOUS OF ANNA, JE, TU, IL, ELLE (1974), SOUTH (1998), FROM THE EAST (1993), FROM THE OTHER SIDE (2002), LA-BAS (2006), and, what would be Chantal Akerman's last film, NO HOME MOVIE (2015).

'A career-spanning documentary [that] provides valuable insights' - Variety

'Offers an overview of Akerman's career while showcasing the behind-the-scenes process of her work.' - IndieWire

'The least sentimental love letter you'll ever come across.' - Vogue


** 2016 European Union Film Festival
** 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival
** World Premiere, 2015 Locarno Film Festival
** North American Premiere, 2015 RIDM Documentary Film Festival of Montreal


Main credits

Lambert, Marianne (film director)
Lambert, Marianne (screenwriter)
Akerman, Chantal (interviewee)
Jabon, Luc (screenwriter)
Quinet, Patrick (film producer)
Dujardin, Francis (film producer)
Van Sant, Gus (interviewee)
Atherton, Claire (interviewee)
Clément, Aurore (interviewee)

Other credits

Cinematographer, Remon Fromont; film editor, Marc De Coster; original music, Casimir Liberski.

Distributor credits

A film by Marianne Lambert

Docuseek2 subjects

Film History
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Jewish Studies
Women's Studies

Distributor subjects

Cinema Studies
Gay Studies
Jewish Studies
Women's Studies


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