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Inner States: Là Bas (U*)

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a lone figure on a beach looking out at a very blue ocean

Master filmmaker Chantal Akerman, no stranger to filming in constrained interior spaces, essentially limits herself to the tiny interior of a rented apartment in Tel Aviv.

Akerman restricts her view almost entirely to what she can see through the matchstick window blinds. She turns her voluntary confinement into a vast exploration of her own interior thoughts about space and her place within it, her Jewish identity, her childhood and family relations.

Interiority and exteriority, belonging and displacement, self-reflection and voyeurism all come together in a minimalist film that manages to have a maximal impact.

Belgium/France 2006 Dir Chantal Akerman 78min

French with English subtitles

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