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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.


22nd October, at ICA Cinema

Concluding the Chantal Akerman retrospective

Concluding the most complete retrospective of Chantal Akerman's screen work ever given: a hypnotic, coruscating reimagining of Joseph Conrad's Almayer's Folly though a post-colonial lens...


Screening # 51

The final Chantal Akerman retrospective screening

Akerman 25:
La folie Almayer
(Almayer's Folly, 2011)

Thursday 22nd October 2015, 8.15pm
ICA cinema

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Almayer (played by Stalislas Merhar) is not a well man. His house has seen better times and the jungle aims to take it back. His Malaysian wife has lost her mind. Their daughter has been sent away for a better life and an education.

This is Conrad’s novel about the malaise of a prospector in the dog days of colonialism. Conrad would have his protagonist forget, forget his wife and daughter, forget what plantation and colony means, and die happy. Akerman, as we might expect, allows her Almayer no such comfort. He will see the horror of it all and will die in agony.

This is Akerman’s most recent foray as a film maker of narrative cinema, and the end point of this two year long retrospective.

Almayer’s Folly is therefore, unless Akerman makes another narrative film, a swansong, a final statement in draatic terms of her extraordinary 40 year project. The metaphoric image of a film-maker, surrounded by madness, sitting amid the ruin of cinema is inescapable.

Luckily Akerman has transformed herself into another kind of maker, an artist of a more modern kind than the auteur of old, as the forthcoming exhibition in London will show.

Cast: Stanislas Merhar, Aurora Marion, Marc Barbé, Zac Andrianasolo, Sakhna Oum

Dir. Chantal Akerman, 2009, 127 mins

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.




30 October - 6 December 2015
Chantal Akerman NOW

Amibika P3 Gallery

For visting hours go to Ambika P3 website here

Private View:
Thursday 29th October, 6.30 - 8.30pm

In 1995 Akerman began experimenting with video installations and exhibiting her work in museums and galleries. This will be the first major UK exhibition of this artist’s extensive and highly influential body of art installation work, including the UK premiere of her latest piece “NOW’ (2015).

The exhibition is a collaboration between Ambika P3 (curator Michael Mazière) and A Nos Amours (curators Joanna Hogg and Adam Roberts), in association with Marian Goodman Gallery.  It is supported by Arts Council England, CREAM (The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and
Media, University of Westminster) and Ambika P3



A Nos Amours screening # 52

No Home Movie (2015)

30th October, 7.30pm
Regent's Street Cinema

Book tickets here

The UK premiere screening of Akerman's intimate, deeply affecting documentation of the last year of her mother's life. Nelly Akerman has figured in so many of Akerman's films (her letters to her daughter provided a script for Akerman's brilliant, much shown 1977 film News From Home).

A Nos Amours is delighted that Chantal Akerman will attend this screening for a q&a.

Organised by A Nos Amours with the cinema and the University of Westminster.

Chantal Akerman Masterclass - announced but please check for details of any proposed changes or refund of tickets

Regent Street Cinema
30th October, 2pm - 5pm

The discussant will be Marion Schmid, Professor of Film at the Univeristy of Edinburgh, and author of Chantal Akerman (University of Manchester Press)

Tickets availble here

Organised by A Nos Amours in association with CREAM - The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media at the University of Westminster.



It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Chantal Akerman.

A Nos Amours salutes a great artist and film-maker,
and mourns her loss to us all. 

Screenings and the exhibition already announced will and should proceed - at ICA, Regent Street Cinema and at Ambika P3.

We shall write with proposals concerning the masterclass very soon.