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News From Home

News From Home (France, Belgium, Germany)

Directed by:
Chantal Akerman
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2016
Synopsis:

The news from home comes through "love letters" to the filmmaker in New York from her mother in Europe. This text paints an intimate picture of family life, with its catalogue of minor illnesses, domestic routines and financial anxieties. The elegiac emotion of the text is counterpointed by the images of Manhattan as an alien, urban ghost-town, its streets preternaturally empty.

 

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