No Home Movie (2015): Akerman’s Portrait of Her Mother

At the center of Chantal Akerman’s enormous body of work is her singular mother, a strong Holocaust survivor who married and raised a family in Brussels.

In recent years, the filmmaker has explicitly depicted, in videos, books, and installation works, her mother’s life and their own intense connection to each other.

No Home Movie is a portrait by Akerman, the daughter, of Akerman, the mother, in the last years of her life. It is an extremely intimate film but also one of great formal precision and beauty, one of the rare works of art that is both personal and universal

Running time 115 minutess