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Chantal Akerman's list of 50 favorite films

“To make films, you have to get up in the morning. So, I get up!”
- Chantal Akerman, Lettre de cinéaste

Discover the Belgian director's influences through her list of 50 favorite films.

This list stems from interviews with the filmmaker and additional information provided by her close collaborators: editor Claire Atherton; cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton; producer Marilyn Watelet; and her sister, Sylviane Akerman.

LaCinetek gathers the recommendations of directors from all over the world to offer them on VOD (in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and Austria). To browse the list on LaCinetek :

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  • Vertigo
  • Mamma Roma
  • Rear Window
  • The Trial of Joan of Arc
  • A Room in Town
  • Pierrot le Fou
  • La Région Centrale
  • Pickpocket
  • Gertrud
  • Entire Days in the Trees
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • For Ever Mozart
  • Tokyo Story
  • Standard Time
  • Gold Diggers of 1935
  • Mouchette
  • Imitation of Life
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Written on the Wind
  • In a Year with 13 Moons
  • Le Bonheur
  • Last Days
  • Callas Walking Lucia
  • Maria Callas Porträt
  • Callas - Text mit Doppelbeleuchtung
  • Moses and Aaron
  • Happy Together
  • Hand Catching Lead
  • Breathless
  • M
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Max My Love
  • I'm Going Home
  • Five Evenings
  • Mother and Son
  • Stranger Than Paradise
  • Far from Heaven
  • Khrustalyov, My Car!
  • Diaries, Notes, and Sketches
  • Stolen Kisses
  • Mon Oncle
  • The Shop Around the Corner
  • The Blue Angel
  • She Spent So Many Hours Under the Sun Lamps
  • Notes Towards an African Orestes
  • Les Ministères de l'art