This September: books & screenings

Announcing a book from A Nos Amours gathering up all the research and writing that went into presenting the London Chantal Akerman retrospective.

Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook

Joanna Hogg & Adam Roberts
with a foreword by Laura Mulvey

read more about the book, and how to get it

This publication coincides with publication of the journal MIRAJ which devotes a double edition to Chantal Akerman, of Chantal Akerman: Afterlives from Legenda, and finally of a new translation of Akerman's Ma mère rit, from Silverpress.


We are delighted to present two screenings celebrating the publications:


MIRAJ x CREAM Screens x A Nos Amours
Tuesday September 24th 2019, 6.30pm
Regent Street Cinema

the film:
Chantal Akerman par Chantal Akerman (2009)
Not often seen, yet this is Akerman's self-portrait. At the start Akerman appears to talk about her life's work, then orchestrates a collage of clips of her work that superbly embroider her meaning. Essentail viewing, not available on DVD or on-line.

the publications:

MIRAJ - Moving Image Review and Art Journal, vol8
a double edition devoted to Chantal Akerman
(edited by
Michael Mazière & Lucy Reynolds)
with writing by artists and academics
Chantal Akerman: Afterlives
essays about the work and legacy of Chantal Akerman
(edited by Marion Schmid & Emma Wilson)
Chantal Akerman Retrospective Handbook
the essential Chantal Akerman companion
with a foreword by Laura Mulvey
(Joanna Hogg & Adam Roberts, A Nos Amours)
the essential Chantal Akerman companion



Silverpress x A Nos Amours
Saturday September 28th 2019, 2pm
Barbican Cinema

the films:
Chantal Ak
erman's -bas (2006)
Vivian Ostrovsky's
But Elsewhere is Always Better (2016)
Akerman's Là-bas is a radical, personal, extraordinary meditation on the complexity of Israel as homeland, but also on trauma and exile, sorrow and loss. Ostrovsky's short film is a affecting memoir of a lost dear friend.

the publication:

My Mother Laughs by Chantal Akerman
Ma mère rit, translated by Danielle Shrier)
With readings from Deborah Levy & co.
Akerman's writing was at the heart of her practice, and this is a superb new translation of a brilliant key text. My Mother Laughs is a searing account of love that ensnares, of dependence that gives succour and yet oppresses. Shrier's rendering is truly faithful to Akerman's voice.


email A Nos Amours

join the A Nos Amours mailing list

A Nos Amours on the web

list of previous screenings

A Nos Amours on SoundCloud

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 believes in the value of film understood as a shared experience.