I don't belong anywhere: the cinema of Chantal Akerman

Marianne Lambert & 67' — 2015

The fifth title in the Collection Cinéastes d’aujourd’hui (Filmmakers of today Collection) I don’t belong anywhere –  the cinema of Chantal Akerman, directed by Marianne Lambert, touches upon some of 40 films by this prolific filmmaker, including the iconic Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. From Brussels to Tel Aviv, from Paris to New York, the documentary takes us to all of the places she visited on her travels. An experimental filmmaker and a nomad, she shares with us her cinematographic journey, which continually questions the meaning of her existence at the risk of not winning the audience over or of confronting it. With her editor, Claire Atherton, she explains the origins of her language and of its esthetical biases. Lively, innovative films, which continue to influence a number of artists, as evidenced by American director Gus van Sant.


Production: Artémis Productions, Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Co-production: CBA, Artemis Production
With the support of RTBF, Proximus, Centre du Cinéma et de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tax Shelter Films Funding, Tax Shelter, Ciné +

Marianne Lambert
Marianne Lanbert
Rémon Fromont
Benjamin Charier
Image editor
Marc De Coster
Sound editor
Thomas Grimm-Landsberg
Philippe Charbonnel
Casimir Liberski
Chantal Akerman, Delphine Seyrig, Gus Van Sant, Claire Atherton
Artemis Production (Sylvie Van Ruymbeek), Alain Goossens (Cinémathèque de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles)
Image Format
Sound Format
5.1, Stereo
Languages OV
Available subtitles

FICUNAM Festival, Mexico, 03/20

The One International Women’s Film Festival, China, 09/19
MIDBO, Muestra Internacional de Cine Documental, Colombia, 10/19
Side by Side Festival, Russia, 10/19
Everybody’s Perfect Film Festival, Switzerland, 10/19

Festival des Etoiles SCAM – L’Odyssée, Strasbourg, France, 10/17

FIPA, France, 01/16
Jeonju International FF, South Korea, 04/16
New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 01/16
Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden, 01/16
Premiers Plans Angers, France, 01/16
Festival Filmer le travail, Poitiers, France, 01/16
Sguardi Altrove, Milano, Italy, 03/16
Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy, 03/16
Festival de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France, 03/16
It’s All True, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04/16
Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey, 04/16
Dortmund | Cologne IWFF, Germany, 04/16
Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey, 04/16
Printemps lesbien de Toulouse, France, 04/16
DocAviv, Tel Aviv, Israël, 05/16
Transilvania International FF, Cluj, Romania, 05/16
Rencontres Cinémaginaire, Argelès-sur-Mer, France, 05/16
Cracking The Frame, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 05/16
Bucharest Jewish Film Festival, Romania, 06/16
Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom, 06/16
Festival Filmes de Dones, Barcelona, Spain, 06/16
Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam, Germany, 06/16
SIWFF – Seoul International Women’s FF, South Korea, 06/16
Sole Luna Doc Film Festival, Treviso, Italy, 07/16
Etats Généraux du Documentaire, Lussas, France, 08/16
Festival Femmes en résistance, Arcueil, France, 09/16
Portobello FF, London, United Kingdom, 09/16
Antenna Documentary FF, Sydney, Australia, 10/16
Milano Design Film Festival, Italy, 10/16
CineDOC Tbilisi, Georgia, 10/16
89 Medimed, Sitges, Spain, 10/16
Films Femmes Méditerranée, Marseille, France, 10/16
Women Make Waves FF, Taipei, Taïwan, 10/16
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 11/16
Brussels In Love, Belgium, 11/16
Nommé aux Magrittes 2016

Festival de Locarno, Switzerland, 08/15
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, 10/15
DocLisboa, Portugal, 10/15
RIDM-Montréal, Canada, 11/15
Filmer à Tout Prix, Belgium, 11/15
Brussels Art Film Festival (BAFF), Belgium, 11/15
Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal, 12/15

Projections (non-exhaustive list)

Eye Film Museum (Amsterdam)
Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden (Stuttgart)
Flagey (Bruxelles)
Film Forum (New York)
Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles à Paris
Cinematheque Haifa (Israël)
London Jewish Cultural Centre (Londres)
Guggenheim Bilbao
Cinémathèque française (Paris)
Swedish Film Institute (Sollentuna)

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