WEEK IN WOMEN: Chantal Akerman Masterpieces 1968-1978 Collection released by Criterion – Brandy McDonnell reports

The late Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman (1950-2015) is to be honored this month with The Criterion Collection release of Chantal Akerman Masterpieces, 1968–1978, a three-disc set chronicling her trailblazing and prolific first decade of work. After briefly attending the Belgian Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des Techniques de Diffusion, Akerman made her first film at the age of 18: Saute ma ville / Blow Up My Town premiered at the renowned Oberhausen short film festival in 1971. It is the first film in the new box set.

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