program

FILME

Blow Up My Town

Îmi arunc orașul în aer

67 films in 10 categories
Chantal Akerman
Belgium
13'


1968
Photo Film

V.O.

French

subtitles

Romanian, English

producer

Paradise Films

Original Title

Tickets

Saute ma ville

CATEGORY

RETROSPECTIVE CHANTAL AKERMAN

synopsis

At only 18, Chantal Akerman would lay the foundation of her oeuvre with this burlesque short, which is better appreciated when considered side-by-side with the film that, a few years later, would bring her recognition: “Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080, Bruxelles.” The Belgian director called “Saute ma ville” “the mirror image of Jeanne Dielman.” Still, even without this point of reference, her debut is an anarchical farce, humorously and imaginatively denouncing the absurd ritual of housework chores. The film is a cultural testament of its era, while already bearing the imprint of Akerman’s unmistakeable voice and the revelation of her talent as an actress – gleeful at times and sulky at others, the protagonist has the freshness of an adolescent, the defiance of the students of May ’68 and something of the wobbly grace of Chaplin or Tati. (by Liri Alienor Chapelan)

* Adopted by: F-Sides

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distributor

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