Chantal Akerman text – Natacha Régnier actress
The Belgian director Chantal Akerman passed away in 2015, leaving behind a cinematographic work of note but also a number of prose works. Hypersensitive, life was too short to heal her wounds and to describe the human condition through the suffering they caused. Ma mère rit (My Mother Laughs), the artist's last written work, is another eloquent example of this. It’s a deeply moving autobiographical text of rare and raw intensity.
David Strosberg, director and manager of the Théâtre des Tanneurs, employs the famous Belgian actress Natacha Régnier (who was directed by Chantal Akerman in Demain on déménage) to give a voice to this text of moving sincerity, both wounded and joyous, sad and celebratory.