No Home Movie

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No Home Movie is a sober, profoundly moving portrait of the filmmaker's mother Natalia in the months leading up to her death, when she was mostly confined to her Brussels apartment. A Polish Jew who survived Auschwitz, Natalia suffered from chronic anxiety all her life, an affliction that fuelled much of her daughter's creative output and helped shape Akerman's thematic preoccupations with gender, sex, cultural identity, existential ennui, solitude, and mania.

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Critic Reviews for No Home Movie

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  • The shooting style will drive many people to distraction (a four-minute opening shot of a bush, for instance, is a killer). But as an essay on motherhood, memory and the looming shadow of loss, it's close to exquisite.

    Jun 24, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • We'll miss you, Chantal.

    Jun 24, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Chantal Akerman's final film has almost unbearable poignancy and melancholy ...

    Jun 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Long episodes of helpless tedium interspersed with brief moments of intense heartbreak.

    Jun 20, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Akerman ... is her own best spokesperson as she discusses her films at locations where they were shot.

    May 19, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • It's almost unbearably sad, but the deep affection and connection Akerman has for her subject thrums through every scene, even the ones in which they speak on Skype, Akerman from different locations around the world.

    May 4, 2016 | Full Review…

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