ByJanuary 20, 2010
A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian . . . Read more »
Letters from Chantal Akerman’s mother are read over a series of elegantly composed shots of 1976 New York, where our (unseen) filmmaker and protagonist has relocated. Akerman’s unforgettable time capsule of the city is also a gorgeous meditation on urban alienation and personal and familial disconnection.