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8 June 1977 (France) See more »
Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Chantal Akerman ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Chantal Akerman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chantal Akerman 

Produced by
Alain Dahan .... producer
Guy Cavagnac .... co-producer (uncredited)
Liliane de Kermadec .... co-producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jim Asbell 
Babette Mangolte 
Film Editing by
Francine Sandberg 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Epp Kotkas .... assistant director
Paule Zadjermann .... assistant director
Sound Department
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound editor
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound
Larry Haas .... sound

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85 min
Color (Eastman Color)
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20 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
An entrancing art piece., 10 September 2002
Author: goboogie ( from San Diego

If you've ever wanted to just stand in front of a painting and stare at it, this is your chance. Or, alternately, like a whole gallery of your favorite artist for you spend an hour and a half studying their pieces.

"News From Home" gives you that chance. It isn't a movie for the average viewer, or even the average museum goer. It's introspective, spellbinding and gorgeous, given a chance. I loaned it to a friend and suggested he "let yourself go" while watching it, and he reported "it turned into magic once I let it flow through me."

If you want things that blow up, swear words, and sex, you are in the way wrong place sister. This is one of the best art films I have ever seen, without all that inaccesible interiority of so many other "art" film makers.

It's more like a personal documentary, which sounds impossible to pull off doesn't it? Well, Derek Jarman's "Blue" pales to this private gallery of scenery and emotion, which makes "News" far advanced, cuz "Blue" is my fave of his.

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