• Belgium, United States
  • 1972
  • 11 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  •  

In Chantal Akerman’s early short film La chambre, we see the furniture and clutter of one small apartment room become the subject of a moving still life—with Akerman herself staring back at us. This breakthrough formal experiment is the first film the director made in New York.

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 »

News

Akerman Takes on Conrad

December 15, 2010

We’re always excited to find out what the great, unpredictable auteur Chantal Akerman is up to. And Cineuropa reports that she’s in production on an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s first novel, . . . 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 »


Clippings

Akerman in SoHo

January 21, 2010

To coincide with the release of the new Eclipse set Chantal Akerman in the Seventies, which features five extraordinary works made by the groundbreaking Belgian filmmaker in the first full . . . 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 »