Dis-Moi (Tell Me) + The Ties That Bind
DIRECTOR: CHANTAL AKERMAN / SU FRIEDRICH
DIS-MOI (TELL ME)
Chantal Akerman / 1980 / 45 min / DCP
THE TIES THAT BIND
Su Friedrich / 1985 / 52 min / DCP
Made for a French television series about grandmothers, Akerman interviews elderly women who survived the Shoah, including her own mother, whose experience in the Holocaust reverberated throughout the artist’s life and work. In The Ties That Bind, Friedrich creates a dialogue between past and present by intertwining her mother’s recollections of growing up in Nazi Germany with images of contemporary Germany, the artist’s current life in Chicago, and commentary on her complicated relationship to her mother’s experience.
Total Runtime: 97 mins