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Chantal Ackerman | Chantal Anne Akerman
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[on Delphine Seyrig
] The French film establishment never forgave her for her outspokenness. If she had not been so beautiful, so aristocratic, it might not have been so bad. But the incongruity between their fantasy of her and what she was- a total feminist activist to the end of her life- they couldn't tolerate that. She was as much of a force in our lives as on the screen, and that's something ...
Akerman also worked in video art. Her 2007 video installation, "Women From Antwerp in November," which depicts moody women smoking in that Belgian city, was shown at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York as well as in London.