Chantal Akerman : four films.

Video/Projected medium
  • Multiple languages
  • French
  • English
  • Spanish
[Brooklyn, NY] : Icarus Films Home Video, [2016]
5 videodiscs (419 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. +1 booklet (16 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).


Interviewee (expression
Film producer
Interviewer (expression
Writer of supplementary textual content
Library of Congress genre(s)
Summary note
  • From the east: "A journey from the end of summer to deepest winter, across Eastern Europe to Moscow."--Container
  • Chantal Akerman, from here: "An hour-long conversation with Chantal Akerman about her films and her directorial philosophy."--Container
  • Down there: "Akerman spends a month in Tel Aviv, in an apartment by the sea, contemplating her family, her Jewish identity and her childhood."--Container
  • From the other side: "The flow of illegal immigration to San Diego has largely been blocked, but for the desperate, there are still the dangerous deserts of Arizona."--Container
  • South: "An evocation of how the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. in Jasper, Texas, fits into a landscape as mental as it is physical."--Container
Includes booklet with two essays: Place and displacement: Akerman and documentary / Jonathan Rosenbaum and Bordering on documentary / Amy Taubin; short Akerman biography; and partial filmography.
Creation/​Production credits
  • From the east: Photography, Raymond Fromont, Bernard Delville ; sound Pierre Mertens, Thomas Gaudier, Didier Pecheur ; editing, Claire Atherton, Agnès Bruckart ; produced by Loudmila Priciajnaia.
  • South: Cinematography, Raymond Fromont, Robert Fenz ; editing, Claire Atherton.
  • From the other side: Cinematography, Raymond Fromont ; editing, Claire Atherton.
  • Chantal Akerman, from here: Cameras, João Atala, Rudá Capriles ; editing, André Mielnik.
System details
DVD (NTSC, region 1).
Chantal Akerman, from here: Chantal Akerman ; interviewer, Leonardo Luiz Ferreira.
Language note
From the east: credits in French. South: in English; credits in French. From the other side: in English and Spanish, with English subtitles during Spanish dialogue; credits in French. Down there: in English; credits in English. Chantal Akerman, from here: in English; credits in Portuguese. Booklet: English text.
  • Disc 1: From the east = D'est / RTBF (Télévision Belge), RTP, CBA, Lieurac Productions, Paradise Films ; a film by Chantal Akerman (1993 ; 110 min.)
  • Disc 2: South = Sud / AMIP ; Paradise Films ; RTBF ; a film by Chantal Akerman (1999 ; 70 min.)
  • Disc 3: From the other side = De l'autre côté / AMIP ; ARTE France ; Chemah I.S. ; Paradise Films ; RTBF ; a film by Chantal Akerman (2002 ; 99 min.)
  • Disc 4: Chantal Akerman's Down there = Là-bas / AMIP ; Paradise Films ; Chemah I.S. ; Le Fresnoy (2006 ; 78 min.)
  • Disc 5: Chantal Akerman, from here = Chantal Ackerman, de cá / Leonardo Luiz Ferreira & Gustavo Beck apresentam ; uma produção Filmes do Beck ; em associação com Enquadramento Produções ; realização, Gustavo Beck (2010 ; 62 min.).
Other title(s)
  • Four films
  • 4 films
  • From the east.
  • Est.
  • South.
  • Sud.
  • From the other side.
  • De l'autre côté.
  • Chantal Akerman's Down there.
  • Down there.
  • Là-bas.
  • Chantal Akerman, from here.
  • Chantal Ackerman, de cá.
Universal Product Code
  • 854565001893
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