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Chantal Akerman Dies at 65

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For those who've never heard of her, Chantal Akerman was primarily an experimental filmmaker with notable work in the 70s and 80s. Her films made a big impression on me when I first saw them. The article states the cause of death is unknown as of right now...

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/07/arts/chantal-akerman-belgian-filmmaker-dies-65.html?smid=tw-nytimesarts&smtyp=cur&_r=1&utm_content=buffercf035&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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I had the pleasure to work with the original DoP Caroline Champetier AFC on her film 'Tout une Nuit' (Night and Day in English) for grading a television version. I never met Chantal Akerman, she was about my age, but when I saw her films I always had the feeling that she made the films I would have made if I would have gone in that direction. Strange but true.

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