Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving but manipulative mother back home in Brussels. The City comes more and more to the front while the words of the mother, read by Akerman herself, gradually fade away.
Did You Know?
This film is included in the "Chantal Akerman
in the Seventies" box-set, which is part of the Criterion Collection, Eclipse series 19. See more
Herself - Letter Reader
Dearest child, I received your letter and hope you'll write often. In any case, I hope you'll be home soon. I hope you're behaving and that you've found work by now. I think you're happy in New York, so we're happy too, even though we do miss you. When will you be back?