Chantal Akerman

Belgian film director

Chantal Anne Akerman (French: [akɛʁman]; 6 June 1950 – 5 October 2015) was a Belgian movie director, artist, and professor at the City College of New York.[1] Her best-known movies were Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975).

Chantal Akerman
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Chantal Akerman (2012)
Chantal Anne Akerman

(1950-06-06)6 June 1950
Died5 October 2015(2015-10-05) (aged 65)
OccupationArtist, movie director, professor, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, film editor, actress
Years active1968–2015
Notable work
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Akerman was born to Jewish parents in Brussels.[2] She was a lesbian.[3] She died on 5 October 2015 in Paris. Le Monde reported that she committed suicide after suffering from depression. She was 65.[4][5][6][7]


  1. "Chantal Akerman". The City College of New York. Archived from the original on 2015-10-14. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  2. Guardian obituary
  3. Rare docs on French filmmakers
  4. Isabelle Regnier (6 October 2015). "La cinéaste Chantal Akerman est morte". Le Monde. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  5. Julien Gester (6 October 2015). "Mort de la cinéaste Chantal Akerman". Libération. Archived from the original on 6 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  6. Catherine Shoard (6 October 2015). "Chantal Akerman, pioneering Belgian film director and theorist, dies aged 65". Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
  7. Donadio, Rachel; Buckley, Clara (6 October 2015). "Chantal Akerman, Pioneering Belgian Filmmaker, Dies at 65". "The New York Times". Retrieved 6 October 2015.

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