News From Home (1976-77) And The Transience Of Family – Chantal Akerman.

A dialectic commentary of personal history is presented in Chantal Akerman’s News From Home (1976-77); a feature length cinematic experiment that seems born of cathartic necessity rather than simply creative ambition.  Akerman had been working her way up throughout the 1970s and News From Home was made after her critical appreciation had grown, largely thanks to the impossible-to-ignore vigour of her 1975 film, Jeanne Dielman, … Continue reading News From Home (1976-77) And The Transience Of Family – Chantal Akerman.