• France, Belgium, Germany
  • 1978
  • 127 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  

In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. Via a succession of eerie, exquisitely shot, brief encounters—with men and women, family and strangers—we come to see her emotional and physical detachment from the world.

Cast

Anna SilverAurore Clément
Heinrich SchneiderHelmut Griem
IdaMagali Noël
Hanns ZischlerHanns Zischler
Anna's motherLea Massari
DanielJean-Pierre Cassel

Credits

DirectorChantal Akerman
ProducerAlain Dahan
CinematographyJean Penzer
ScreenplayChantal Akerman
EditingFrancine Sandberg
Art directionAndre Fonteyne

Film Essays

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

By Michael Koresky January 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman created the works that would define her. Informed as much by her brushes with . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

January 27, 2010

Fans of our release of Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles last year can get a healthy second dose of Chantal Akerman with our new Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

By Michael Koresky January 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman created the works that would define her. Informed as much by her brushes with . . . Read more »