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No Home Movie / לא סרט משפחתי

No Home Movie
Dir.: Chantal Akerman | 115 minutes

No Home Movie

Belgium, France 2015 | 115 minutes | French, Hebrew, Spanish | Hebrew, English subtitles

Chantal Akerman’s bold, innovative, and rich legacy includes feature films, documentaries, books, works of art, and experimental films. Her last film documents the final months in the life of her mother, Natalia, a survivor of Auschwitz who deeply influenced Akerman’s corpus and preoccupation with gender, sexuality, cultural identity, loneliness, and insanity. Akerman embroiders a precisely paced, demanding documentary that gradually reveals the complex and profound mother-daughter relationship. Although opening to mixed reviews at Locarno in August 2015, it has since acquired the esteem it deserves. Sadly, Akerman, who died in October 2015, missed this opportunity to celebrate its success.