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Chantal Akerman

Director, Writer, Actress
6 June 1950 to 4 October 2015

A Belgian director, writer and actress who was a key figure in modern feminist cinema, her first narrative feature Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1980 Brussels (1975) was widely regarded as a subversive masterpiece. Her key works included Hotel Monterey (1972), A Couch in New York (1996) and The Captive (2000).

Read Chantal Akerman's Guardian obituary here