Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman

October 6, 2015 Studio 0

From the NYT obit:

Mr. Mazzanti recalled asking Ms. Akerman how she had edited “Hotel Monterey,” a silent film about a Lower Manhattan hotel that she had made in 1972.

“She said, ‘I was breathing, and then at one point I understood it was the time to cut. It was my breathing that decided the length of my shots,’ ” he said. “That’s Chantal Akerman. She breathed through the films,” he said. “She was cinema.”

Seeing Jeanne Dielman changed the way I thought about time, duration and art. A devastating loss.

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