Chantal Akerman is a big name in the movie world. She was a discreet woman, but in this documentary she reveals her vision, her personal and artistic memories and her often radical aesthetic prejudices that were both loved and hated. The film centers around the themes exile and liberation. We follow her around Brussels, where she was born, to Paris, where she lived; and from New York, a city of film and education, to Tel Aviv, anchored in her family history. This fascinating work is highly recommended by the team at Eye!
Eye Film Museum
Eye is sometimes called ‘the cinematic memory of the Netherlands’. And in all modesty, that title is no exaggeration.
The Dutch national museum for film, located on Amsterdam’s IJ harbour, manages more than 54.000 films from all genres. The collection represents an outstanding sample of film history, from classics and blockbusters to cult films. But Eye does not only focus on the past: it also closely follows the latest developments in film by organizing new acquisitions, programmes, and debates. The building is open every day for anyone who is interested in film and film culture. Visitors are welcome in four cinemas, an exhibition space, a floor dedicated to educational activities, a shop, and a bar-restaurant.
Eye is internationally acclaimed for its knowledge of and expertise in the field of film restoration, research, and education. The organization has 185 employees who do their very best to make everything you would want to know about film easily accessible. For young and old, for film enthusiasts and professionals, and from constantly changing perspectives, Eye focuses on film as an art form, as entertainment, and as part of digital visual culture.