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14th November 2022

To coincide with a visit to Belgium, this week on the Post we have five internationally famous Belgian women. According to her obituary, the film director Chantal Akerman (b. Brussels, 1950-2015) "attained a somewhat legendary status among cinephiles as a cinematic radical, a formal innovator and a pioneer of modern feminist cinema". She is best known for her cult classic Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080, Bruxelles (1975) which La Libération in France described as “one of those experiences that change your way of thinking, of seeing, of imagining cinema”. The BFI has a list of her 'ten essential films'.

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