Author Spotlight

Ivone Margulies

Ivone Margulies is the author of In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema and Nothing Happens: Chantal Akerman’s Hyperrealist Everyday. She is the editor of Rites of Realism: Essays on Corporeal Cinema and the coeditor of On Women’s Films: Across Worlds and Generations. She teaches in the Department of Film & Media Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York.

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India Song and Baxter, Vera Baxter: In the Thrall of Duras

One of the towering figures of postwar French literature, Marguerite Duras was also an innovative filmmaker whose rarefied cinematic style dared audiences to see less and listen more.

By Ivone Margulies

Remembering Chantal Akerman: A Dry and Moving Intensity

We had come to expect Chantal Akerman’s periodic gifts of small and large cinematic gems. Certain of this flow, we were devastated when, all too abruptly, we were forced to think of her latest film, so beautiful, as her last.

By Ivone Margulies

A Matter of Time: Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is Chantal Akerman’s masterpiece, a mesmerizing study of stasis and containment, time and domestic anxiety. Stretching its title character’s daily household routine in long, stark takes, Akerma…

By Ivone Margulies