Chantal Akerman: Là-bas

+ Short PG* + Live readings

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An event celebrating the publication of Chantal Akerman’s memoir My Mother Laughs, translated by Daniella Shreir.

In 2013, Chantal Akerman's mother was dying. In between caring for her, she wrote. Akerman’s memoir My Mother Laughs is both the distillation of the themes the filmmaker pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter.

Published in English by Silver Press and translated by Daniella Shreir, its publication is marked with a screening of her 2006 film Là-bas, reflecting on her family and Jewish identity, and But elsewhere is always better, Vivian Ostrovsky’s short film remembering Akerman, programmed by Silver in collaboration with A Nos Amours. With readings from My Mother Laughs by Deborah Levy.

Copies of My Mother Laughs will be available to buy on the night.

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Là-bas (Belgium/France 2006 Dir Chantal Akerman 78 min Video presentation)

But elsewhere is always better (US/France/Israel 2016 Dir Vivian Ostrovsky 5 min Digital presentation)

Total event running-time: 120 mins approx.

£5

14–25? Join Young Barbican for free

Subject to availability.

Students £11

Unwaged £11

Over 60s £11

*Excludes 60p booking fee

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