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Je, tu, il, elle

90 min.
Year of Production:
Frankreich, Belgien
Chantal Akerman
Niels Arestrup
Claire Wauthion
Production Company:
Paradise Films, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

„Je“ is a girl voluntarily lock up in a room.  „Tu“ is the script. „Il” is a lorry driver. „Elle“ is the girlfriend.
Julie, a young woman alone in a room moves her furniture, writes letters, and eats granulated sugar. She leaves her room and finds a driver with whom she eats and drinks. Later, she joins a young woman with whom she has sex.
In her boundary-breaking feature debut Chantal Akerman herself plays a young woman who seeks to address her experience of isolation through the study of other individuals. In tribute to Chantal Akerman, Panorama is screening two of her films: alongside Je, tu, il, elle, her Panorama film from 1983, Toute une nuit (A Whole Night).
Production company : Paradise Films
Distribution company : Unité Trois, Olympic Films
Country of origin : Belgium, France
Original Language : French
Format : black and white - 35 mm – 1,37:1 – son Mono
Genre : drama
Duration : 90 mn
Release date : France – 17 novembre 1974

BIOGRAFIE Chantal Akerman

Born in Brussels in 1950 as the daughter of Polish-Jewish immigrants, she died in Paris in 2015. Many of her films take Jewish life
after the Holocaust as their subject. With her 1975 work JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES she also positioned herself as a filmmaker of the feminist avant-garde. Her filmography of almost 50 titles attracted many contemporary admirers including US director Gus van Sant and her work screened frequently at the Berlinale. Her final film NO HOME MOVIE premiered in New York in 2015.

FILMOGRAFIE Chantal Akerman (selection)

2015 No Home Movie   2011 La folie Almayer  2010 On bosse ici! On vit ici! On reste ici!   2008 Women from Antwerp in November   2006 La-bas  2004 Demain, on déménage  1993 D'Est  1989 Histoires d'Amérique  1984 J;ai faim, j'ai froid  1982 Toute une Nuit  1975 Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles  1974 Je, tu, il, elle 

Chantal Akerman @ imdb
Chantal Akerman @ Wikipedia
Je, tu, il, elle @IMDb
A Conversation With CHANTAL AKERMAN // Venice 2011
The Film on Youtube

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