Janine Bazin and André Labarthe approached Chantal Akerman about making a film for their Cinéastes de notres temps series; eagerly, Akerman proposed a number of filmmakers—but all had already been done. So she suggested…“How about me?” Akerman creates a fascinating self-portrait that takes us through her career, aided by critics Emmanuel Burdeau and Jean Narboni and filmmaker Luc Moullet.

Special thanks to the French Cultural Services for this screening.

Also screening: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

  • Chantal Akerman
  • 1997
  • France
  • French with English subtitles
  • 62 minutes