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No Home Movie

2 Dec (Fri), 7:30pm

No Home Movie (2015)
115 min, French and English with English subtitles, DCP, Belgium and France

No Home Movie documents in prosaic style the final encounters between Chantal Akerman and her elderly mother. From idle conversations around the kitchen table to online video chats, the film reveals the intimacy between mother and daughter. Akerman’s mother fled from Poland to Belgium in 1938 before being imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, which left her with lasting emotional scars. Akerman presents the unadorned truth of her family life through the direct gaze of the lens.

Chantal Akerman (Belgium, 1950–2015) was a pioneer in European experimental film. Her mother’s long-term anxiety and insecurity were subjects that she addressed throughout her career.

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