CLAIRE ATHERTON is a film editor born in 1963. Attracted by taoist philosophy and visual ideograms, she turned to studies of Chinese language and civilization, then enrolled in the professional branch of the Ecole Louis Lumière in Paris. In 1986, she began working with Chantal Akerman on Letters Home, which triggered a 30-year collaboration on fiction films, documentaries and video installations. Moreover, she worked as an editor with a wide range of directors, young film makers and film students. Atherton’s work as an editor has been honoured with a full-fledged retrospective at the Grenoble Cinemathèque in 2013. Claire Atherton also edited Chantal Akerman’s last film No Home Movie.