Blauer Salon
Summer term 2022
News from Home
Chantal Akerman

News from Home

  • News from Home
  • Belgium, France, Germany
  • 1977
  • Director: Chantal Akerman
  • 85 min
  • 16mm
  • English Dub Version
  • with Chantal Akerman

A sheltered Belgian girl from a petty-bourgeois family spends a year in New York to study and comes into contact with the lower strata of American society in a run-down part of town. Third feature film by Chantal Akerman, who reflects on her own experiences with New York. The essayistic description of an inner maturation process that develops between the poles of the hectic urban jungle and the human warmth of family communication.

Loan of the film print with kind support of the Austrian Filmmuseum.
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