Chantal Akerman


Age: 65

Belgian filmmaker whose observation of women's everyday and inner lives made her a pioneer in feminist and experimental filmmaking and influenced generations of directors who made her groundbreaking 1975 film Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, which follows a housewife in real time over the course of more than three hours as she prepares food, does chores, and receives clients paying for sex as the minimalist repetition builds up quietly to a traumatic climax.

Cause of Death: Suicide by unknown method

Born: June 6, 1950

Died: October 5, 2015

Paris, France