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Down There


Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman never wanted to film in Israel. She was convinced that neutrality does not exist and that her subjectivity would get in her way. It was only when she taught at the University of Tel Aviv, picked up a camera and ‘found’ suitable images that she decided to make a film. She filmed from the apartment and talked about her family, her Jewish identity and her childhood. She did not film here with any intentions defined in advance. She wanted to be as open and blank as possible to ensure that things take their own course.

Festivals & Awards

Berlinale 2006 – Generation

FIDMarseille – Grand Prix 2006

Original title: Là-Bas

Production: Rue des Roches Noires Production - Paradise Films

Nationality: France - Belgium

Year of production: 2006

Running time: 79'

Language: French






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