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No Home Movie (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 February 2016 (France)
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Chantal Akerman films her mother, an old woman of Polish origin who is short lifetime, in her apartment in Brussels. For two hours, we will see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, ... See full summary »

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Chantal Akerman ... Herself
Natalia Akerman Natalia Akerman ... Herself
Sylvaine Akerman Sylvaine Akerman ... Herself
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Chantal Akerman films her mother, an old woman of Polish origin who is short lifetime, in her apartment in Brussels. For two hours, we will see them eating, chatting and sharing memories, sometimes accompanied by Sylvaine, Chantal's sister. Also, and to show how small the world has become, Chantal remains in contact with her mother at other times of the year via Skype from lands as far away from Belgium as Oklahoma or New York. Written by jsanchez

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Belgium | France

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French | English | Spanish

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24 February 2016 (France) See more »

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Não é Um Filme Caseiro See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,220, 8 April 2016, Limited Release

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$24,132, 8 May 2016
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1.85 : 1
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Not worthy of watching
16 December 2016 | by dewer-2See all my reviews

Sorry. I have to disagree with other reviewers. This was possibly the most boring movie ever made. I know it was the worst I've ever watched. Long, long sequences of nothing--wind blowing, empty rooms, silence--need I go on? OK--even when there was dialog, much of it is mumbled. The film maker was apparently attempting an homage to her mother, but ended up with two hours of sheer boredom.

I have lived in France, frequently visited Belgium, and love my own mother. It was unfortunate that that this mother was captured so starkly and unsympathetically.

The title is "No Home Movie" but it would more appropriately have been named "Unedited Home Movie". I suggest you watch paint dry rather than this misfire.


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