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News from home

Chantal Akerman / BE, FR, DE, 1976 / 85 min.

A brilliant and influential film by Chantal Akerman, who moved to New York in the 1970s. 16mm footage of nondescript streets, parking spaces, metros and run-down fast-food restaurants convey a sense of estrangement – from home, family, the past, her old identity. 

Details

Director

Chantal Akerman

Production year

1976

Country

BE, FR, DE

Original title

News from home

Length

85 min.

Language

English

Format

DCP

Part of

Chantal Akerman

This summer, Eye Filmmuseum is presenting a major solo exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman. Akerman was one of the first film directors who made the switch to visual art. She rose to fame in the 1970s as a feminist avant-garde filmmaker, and midway through the 1990s, she discovered the possibilities of the art gallery.

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