La Chambre (1972): Akerman’s Room

The experience of watching La Chambre, an unsettling flood of contradictory thoughts, and a meditation that unfolds like surreal daydreaming, becomes its own subject–and its own raison d’etre.

The camera silently roams Akerman’s apartment in a moving still life, in spirit more like a piece of music than a fragment of narrative film.

You never know what to expect or what you will see.  The text is low-key but suspenseful–you might be surprised to find yourself anxiously awaiting the moment when Chantal finally eats the apple or when the camera gently stops and pans in the opposite direction.

Running time 11 minutes.