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8 June 1977 (France) See more »
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Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Filmed images of the City are accompanied... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
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Besides some interesting shots of 1970's New York (when we all should have been snatching up real estate), this film is tedious. See more (5 total) »

Cast

 

Chantal Akerman ... (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
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3 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Besides some interesting shots of 1970's New York (when we all should have been snatching up real estate), this film is tedious., 27 August 1999
Author: Mitch McCabe (mitchmcc-2) from New York, NY

I saw this film yesterday in a theatre, and admittedly the print looked like it has seen better days. While the idea of letters from home-- in this case from the filmmaker's mother in Belgium-- being used as a narrative device over images is an intersting idea, "News from Home" proves that it's difficult to keep up a device for very long... or, in any case, that it has to be more carefully structured. Besides some interesting shots of 1970's New York (when we all should have been snatching up real estate) and the mesmserizing silence of urban landscape and isolated people, this film is largely tedious.

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