• 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 KoreskyJanuary 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies

By Michael KoreskyJanuary 20, 2010

A BELGIAN IN NEW YORK It was in the 1970s, the first decade of her career, that Belgian . . . Read more »