Carte Blanche Vivian Ostrovsky
A surreal film combining historical events and the story of twins separated at birth. Twenty years later, they meet on the Orient Express: one, a wealthy woman; the other, an anarchist. A restored copy of the Caméra d'Or winner, Cannes, 1989.
An isolated tribe from Amazonia has been encroached by modernity since 1969. In the midst of this new world, an ex-shaman who was forced into Christianity struggles to cure the suffering people of his village, and faces the wrath of the forest spirits, who are upset he has abandoned them.
Chantal Akerman’s classic portrays a housewife who struggles to maintain the fragile tapestry of her life in face of existential pressures. A restored print of “the first masterpiece in the feminist history of film” (Le Monde).
Autour de Jeanne Dielman allows intrigued viewers a rare peak into the ‘making of’ process of a most audacious film. One gets a good sense of the working relationship between seasoned actress Delphine Seyrig and the young Chantal Akerman, then only twenty-five-years of age.
When Chantal Akerman was invited to participate in a series on filmmakers portrayed by other filmmakers, all the directors she chose had already been picked by others. Jokingly she suggested herself as a subject and it was accepted. This is the result.