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Film: Je tu il elle (Chantal Akerman)

In the context of the exhibition Her Voice – Echoes of Chantal Akerman, Lumière Antwerp is screening a series of three Chantal Akerman films: 'News From Home,' 'je tu il elle,' and 'Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels.

In Je tu il elle, Julie writes a long love letter in an otherwise empty room. Over a period of several weeks, she occasionally shifts her mattress and sustains herself with a bag of sugar. She becomes increasingly frustrated with the content of the letter. She hitchhikes along the Brussels highway where she is picked up by a truck driver. They drink and dine in highway restaurants, and she passively fulfills his sexual needs. They part ways in a public restroom.

Practical information:

Cinema Lumière Antwerp is the city cinema located in the FOMU. Entrance is through Lakenstraat 14. Ticket sales are handled by Cinema Lumière Antwerp. Please visit their website for more information.

Her Voice - Echoes of Chantal Akerman at FOMU

The group exhibition Her Voice - Echoes of Chantal Akerman brings together new and recent works by seven international artists inspired by the Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman. What does it mean today to be a woman, an artist, a mother, a daughter, or a lover? Through photography, video, and installations, Manon de Boer, Moyra Davey, Gabby Laurent, Frida Orupabo, Joanna Piotrowska, Collier Schorr, and Carmen Winant offer personal answers to that question.

The exhibition runs from October 27, 2023, to March 10, 2024.

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