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Chantal Akerman

“When people ask me if I am a feminist film maker, I reply I am a woman and I also make films.”

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    Chantal Akerman Belgium, 1986

    Adapted from a play comprised of passages from Sylvia Plath’s letters, Chantal Akerman’s film retains the sparse set design which strikingly heightens the excerpts’ raw emotions. The tortuous mother-daughter relationship, central to both Plath’s and Akerman’s works, takes on a startling physicality.

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