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A Nos Amours is a collective founded by film-makers Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts dedicated to programming over-looked, under-exposed or especially potent cinema. A Nos Amours is a moveable feast that goes wherever and whenever opportunities arise. A Nos Amours invites film-makers and others to advocate and present films that they admire or would like to see on a big screen. A Nos Amours  believes in the value of watching film as a shared experience.


Screening # 49
Continuing the Chantal Akerman retrospective

Akerman 23:

Demain on déménage (2004)

(aka Tommorrow We Move)

Thursday 17th September 2015, 7.00pm
ICA cinema

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Catherine (Clément) is recently widowed, and so moves in with her grown up daughter Charlotte (Sylvie Testud). While Charlotte is always sympathetic, her mother brings with her baggage, including a grand piano and a blustery manner that leaves Charlotte little peace and quiet for getting on with writing her pulpy soft-core novel.

Once they have at last agreed to keep on living together but to look for a more spacious apartment, a raggle-taggle band of potential buyers arrive. Doors open and close and rooms get very crowded indeed, as in Feydeau farce, until Charlotte finds herself an office and gets on with her work.

Akerman has often dealt with the vicissitudes of mother/daughter relationships. She has also made comedies about writer's block, about the distractions of noises and about the appeal of rebellion in the face of insufferable constraint.

Perhaps this is a film short of fans among the mainstream critical community, and yet a decidedly French comedic surface overlays a study of Akerman’s abiding themes. Akerman plays, but is always thinking.

Cast: Sylvie Testud, Aurore Clément, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Natacha Régnier, Lucas Belvaux

Dir. Chantal Akerman, 2004, 110 mins


For further Akerman screenings

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The Akerman retrospective is supported by the British Film Institute, Wallonie-Bruxelles International and ICA

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Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, sponsored by the National Lottery.