My Mother Laughs

Chantal Akerman


The Song Cave, 2019. Softcover, 173pp., 5.5. X 7.5 inches


In this unforgettable and moving memoir, the last book written before her death, the legendary film director Chantal Akerman (1950-2015) blends her matter-of-fact writing style with family photographs and stills from her own films in order to better describe and speak toward the most tender of human elements: her family, her lovers, and, most urgently, the deterioration of her mother’s health along with her own mental health.