Chantal Akerman directed this documentary as part of a thematic series of TV films about grandmothers. Echoing the voice of her own mother who told her about her relationships with her own mother and grandmother, the filmmaker visits three elderly Jewish women and asks them to talk about their ancestors. Seated in their living rooms, filmed in fixed shots, these grandmothers recount their memories, the life of Jewish communities before the war, and the efforts to survive the horrors of the Holocaust.

Excerpt from: film-documentaire.fr

Directed by

Chantal Akerman

1980 | 45 min | French

Filmmaker’s country: Belgium
Country of filming: Belgium
Country of production: France

Retrospective Chantal Akerman / Alice Diop

Followed by a discussion on the auto-ethnographic approach of Chantal Akerman and Alice Diop

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Wednesday, May 8

6:30 pm | Cinéma Moderne

6 pm Audience welcome
6:30 pm Screening begins

5150 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
H2T 1R8

Free admission, subject to availability

May 8th films