Narrator. A pungent and tragicomic critique of domestic life and the literal explosion of the so-called ‘feminine universe’, Saute ma ville (1968), the first short film by Chantal Akerman, then 18, allows each of us to identify with the position of women assigned to the home (here, the kitchen, emblematic space of this universe) and, as a retort, glorifies the revolt against this confinement, doomed to its own destruction. 07:40. December 1, 2017. After briefly attending the Belgian Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion, Akerman made her first film aged 18 ; Saute ma ville/ Blow Up My Town premiered at the renowned Oberhausen short film festival in 1971. Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman and Saute ma ville are both depictions of a woman’s work in the home, but portray two women who approach domestic tasks very differently. During her first term and after only 3 months, however, Akerman chose to leave and make Saute ma ville (1968), a 13-minute black-and-white short in 35mm. New York Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman, 1997. Chantal Akerman was born in Brussels on 6 June 1950 to Holocaust survivors from Poland. Down There Chantal Akerman, 2006. Editors. ... Saute ma ville Episode 1. Hon gick ett kort tag på en filmskola, men hoppade av efter tre månader. Video Art; Chantal Akerman; Art; More to Love. Merhar was discovered by Dominique Besnehard in 1996 during an open casting call. Chantal Akerman’s first short film was called Saute Ma Ville, which means, roughly, “blow up my town.”She made it when she was 18. One of the boldest cinematic visionaries of the past half century, Chantal Akerman—who would have turned seventy this June—took a profoundly personal, aesthetically radical approach to the form, using it to investigate geography and identity, space and time, sexuality and alienation. RELATED TOPICS. At 18, she entered the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion, a Belgian film school. Akerman blev intresserad av att göra film när hon femton år gammal såg Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le fou. Akerman studied filmmaking in Brussels but, finding it too didactic, left after a term. Chantal Akerman’s decision to become a film-maker was sparked by seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot le Fou, 1965. It was a short comical fragment about distraction and suicide called Saute Ma Ville (1968). Screened in 35mm. Her first film, 'Saute Ma Ville' (Blow Up My City), was a 13-minute black-and-white short that she made at age 18. Her mother, Natalia (Nelly), was the only member of her family to survive Auschwitz. Belgian director Chantal Akerman's darkly comedic 1968 debut sees her trash a tiny kitchen. It is fifty years ago this September since Chantal Akerman made her first film. Find movie and film cast and crew information for Saute Ma Ville (1968) - Chantal Akerman on AllMovie Owen Gwynne Vince. However, the aspect of the drifter, or the vagabond plays an interesting theme. In 1971, Akerman's first short film, Saute ma ville, premiered at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. They talk about coming of age, from the “tragicomic burlesque” of her first film, Saute ma ville (Blow Up My City, 1968), and the early sexual questioning of Je tu il elle (1974), both of which feature Akerman as the young woman in question, to later versions of same … Chantal Akerman. 1968, när hon var arton år, var det premiär för hennes första film, kortfilmen Saute ma ville. This was best shown in Chantal Akerman’s Je Tu Il Elle and Saute Ma Ville. The fact that Mona does not have a home, nor the necessary role of keeping someone else’s home, she is not following cultural or societal expectations. She later described her debut as “the mirror image of Jeanne Dielman”, in which a person who doesn’t need rules blows life’s rituals to bits. Saute ma Ville Directed by Chantal Akerman. 04 – Saute ma ville, 1968 — Charlotte Akerman In 1968 Chantal Akerman inaugurates her oeuvre by blowing up her small kitchen. From the Other Side Chantal Akerman, 2002. Film Stills Vol. For most film audiences, the name Chantal Akerman is synonymous with that of Jeanne Dielman, ... Saute ma ville, and lived briefly in New York. Chantal Akerman’s shorts explore interiors — the psychological interiors of people, and the spatial interiors of places. She partially subsidized her short film by trading diamond shares on the Antwerp stock exchange. Following Akerman herself running up to her flat, the film then shows her gradually making a mess of the kitchen into which she has locked herself,… Chantal Akerman's 1968 short film Saute ma ville directly reflects our current state, serving as a meditative text on the art of staying home. The mother, Jeanne Dielman, performs sex work for male clients daily for her and her son’s subsistence. Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman, 1997. Revisiting the filmmaker's rebellious female gaze, from 'Saute ma ville' to 'No Home Movie' I never had a sense of nationalistic pride, but for Chantal Akerman I can make an exception. Uma jovem retorna para casa, e logo somos inseridos a um momento de sua vida passado inteiramente em uma cozinha. Saute ma ville , or Blow Up My Town , is Akerman’s first film, an absurdist French New Wave-inspired “day in the life” vignette about a young woman in her kitchen. Saute ma ville — In which/Akerman, appearing in the films central acting performance apes the expected female culture. Author: Chantal Akerman. Hon var helt självlärd. Since her beginnings as a teenage filmmaker—see her short “Saute Ma Ville” on Criterion’s DVD of her landmark 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles—Akerman has had a heedlessly individual voice, disregarding structural and sexual barriers with a combination of youthful energy and preternatural insight. A Couch in New York Chantal Akerman, 1996. That year, she moved to New York City, where she remained until 1972. Ma mère rit. 1968 ‘Saute ma ville’ Directed by Chantal Akerman Synopsis A young girl shuts herself away in her apartment and goes about her business in a strange way, as she wastes the night in the kitchen – humming all along. Preceded by Saute ma ville (Chantal Akerman, 1968, Belgium, DCP, 13 min.) Saute ma ville — which can be seen as a precursor to Jeanne Dielman — follows a young woman (played by Akerman) as she frantically moves through her apartment, completing her domestic tasks in what amounts to an emotional downward spiral. Saute ma ville (1968) In her blackly comic debut , Akerman plays a ‘Chaplinesque’ loner, shuffling through domestic mishaps in a fugue state. The film shows her singing and dancing about her kitchen, then leaning her head on gas-lit burners before the screen goes dark and the room explodes. Mercure de France (Collection Traits et portraits), 2013. ... Saute ma ville Chantal Akerman, 1968. A yearning for the ordinary as well as the everyday runs through Chantal Akerman’s work like a recurring, plaintive refrain. Akerman has described her first film, Saute ma ville, made when she was only 18, as her attempt to do something Chaplinesque. 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