Chantal Akerman

Born in June 6th, 1950

From Brussels, Belgium

Chantal Akerman Biography

Chantal Anne Akerman (June 6, 1950–October 5, 2015) was a Belgian film director, artist and professor of film at the City College of New York. Her best-known film is Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975). According to film scholar Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Akerman's influence on feminist filmmaking and avant-garde cinema has been substantial.