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But elsewhere is always better



United States, 2016, - Color - 04 min 09 s

DIRECTED BY:
Vivian Ostrovsky

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Vivian Ostrovsky, Chantal Akerman

EDITING:
Ruti Gadish

MUSIC:
Sonia Wieder Atherton

PRODUCTION:
On the Fly

STORY DESCRIPTION:

A new short film by Vivian Ostrovsky remembering Chantal Akerman, beginning with their first meeting in the early 1970s. Using her own footage of Chantal Akerman, the filmmaker remembers a few moments that illustrate Chantal's personality. Forty years of friendship condensed into four minutes…
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

My debut as an experimental filmmaker came in 1980, when I co-directed CAROLYN 2 with Martine Rousset (starring choreographer/dancer Carolyn Carlson). It was a cinema and slide installation. Many films came afterwards, mostly shot in super-8 then blown- up to 16mm. Today I shoot mainly on video but still use super-8 whenever possible. These films have been shown in festivals worldwide (Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Viennale and others), in cinematheques and in art fairs such as the Sa?o Paulo Biennale and Arco, Madrid. Other venues have also screened them, such as: M.O.M.A., NY, Lincoln Center, NY, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Anthology Film Archives, NY, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley.

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