Chantal Akerman is gone. I spoke a little here about what she meant to me, but it'll never be enough. Speaking about someone with the voice they gave you is both omnipresent tribute and paltry. Here's a piece I wrote a little less than a week ago about her newest film, No Home Movie, which played the New York Film Festival. And below is my little tribute to Almayer's Folly when it was on my best films of the year list a little while ago. I don't usually get upset about the deaths of people I don't know, but this hurt me in a profound way.
on Almayer's Folly