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Chantal Akerman

IndieLisboa 2022 •

Belgium, France, Fiction, Documentary, 1977, 90′

A 1977 film by Chantal Akerman that is made up of a series of shots, long shots of New York — the places where Akerman used to walk by when she lived in the city, like the Times Square subway station, or the path between 10th Avenue and Hell’s Kitchen. As a narrator, we have the voice of the director reading the letters that her mother sent her during the years she spent there, from 1971 to 1973.