Down There


Time and time again throughout her career, Chantal Akerman refrained herself from speaking of her Jewish origins, as she considered the objectivity of distance from the state of Israel to be a setback. However, when she found herself in a seaside apartment in Tel Aviv, for the first time in her life she seized the opportunity for a brave inner confession. Within these four walls, with no contact whatsoever with other people, she films and observes her neighbors, unfolding thoughts and memories of her childhood and family in a uniquely portrayed social distancing - unthought of at the time, but way more familiar nowadays.
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Direction: Chantal Akerman
Script: Chantal Akerman
Cinematography: Chantal Akerman, Robert Fenz
Editing: Claire Atherton
Sound: Thomas Gauder
Production: AMIP, Xavier Carniaux, Paradise Films, Marilyn Watelet, Chemah I.S, Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Belgium, France
Production Year: 2006
Duration: 78'
Contact: Shellac
Awards/Distinctions: Grand Prix (International Competition) – Marseille IFF 2016

Chantal Akerman


1974 Je Tu Il Elle (fiction)
1975 Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (fiction)
1977 News from Home
1993 D’Est | From the East
1999 Sud | South
2015 No Home Movie