No Home Movie

  • Thur May 5
    7:00

No Home Movie
director:
Chantal Akerman

Shuttling among fiction, adaptation, documentary, and essay film, Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman has created one of the most original, daring, and influential oeuvres in film history. Her final film, No Home Movie, is a sober, profoundly moving portrait of Akerman's mother in the months leading up to her death, when she was mostly confined to her Brussels apartment. A Polish Jew who survived Auschwitz, Akerman's mother suffered from chronic anxiety all her life, an affliction that fueled much of her daughter's creative output and helped shape Akerman's thematic preoccupations with gender, sex, cultural identity, existential ennui, solitude, and mania. “It is an extremely intimate film but also one of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal, and as much a masterpiece as her 1975 career-defining Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles." (New York Film Festival)

website: icarusfilms.com/new2016/home.html

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 55 minutes
release year/country
2015 Belgium
subtitled