Looking Ahead

Chantal Akerman, still from Golden Eighties , 1986, courtesy Fondation Chantal Akerman

Looking Ahead

Singing and Dancing with Chantal Akerman

Tessel  Veneboer

Responding to a recent Sight & Sound poll declaring Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman to be ‘the greatest film of all time’ — and to news of a major retrospective of Akerman’s work to be held in Bozar in 2024 — Tessel Veneboer asks whether the flood of critical attention risks obscuring the full range of the filmmaker’s interests.

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