• United States, France
  • 1976
  • 85 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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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.

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 »