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La chambre (1972)

In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first passes the bedroom there is nobody there but each time it shows the room again Chantal... See full summary »

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Chantal Akerman

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In a 360° circular panoramic shot the camera slowly pans an entire apartment (or house). When it first passes the bedroom there is nobody there but each time it shows the room again Chantal Akerman is sitting on the bed, motionless first, then busy doing something (peeling an orange, eating an orange, etc.). When she is last seen she yawns and lies down on her bed. The camera continues panning but after 10 minutes and 21 seconds the film comes to an end and she can't be seen asleep. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

French

Release Date:

1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Комната See more »

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Paradise Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (La chambre 1)| Silent (La chambre 2)| Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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'La chambre' exists in two versions. 'La chambre 1' is silent whereas 'La chambre 2' has a soundtrack. See more »

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A film short
30 December 2018 | by stomach17See all my reviews

Be calm and observe. What do you see? The film is titled "La chambre." It is a woman's bedroom rich in detail. It is a room that is lived in. The viewer naturally tries to compose a story from this detail, but there is little that can be said. The room is well lived in and has been for a long time. It is a woman's room. As the camera pans over the bed we see looking at us, As we pass again a second time she is peeling an orange. A private room has a center of gravity. And the camera's orbit begins to center on that and comes ever closer. The meaning is not in its detail of its "things." It will always be the person. A room is a reflection of the person who sleeps in it...


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