'No Home Movie' among best films of 2016
The New York Times film critics have selected 'No Home Movie' by Belgian director Chantal Akerman as one of the best films of 2016. The documentary focuses on the last conversations between Akerman and her mother, who survived the Holocaust.
Each year the New York Times film critics look back and list their favourite films of the year. This year 'No Home Movie' by the Belgian director Chantal Akerman is ranked number one. The documentary consists of a series of conversations between Akerman and her mother, who survived the Holocaust. The New York Times described it as an intimate film that is both personal and universal and excels through its formal precision and beauty.
The story of the film is even more tragic due to the passing of Akerman's mother after the recordings of the film. Akerman also decided to end her life shortly after the release of the documentary. The director is regarded as one of the biggest names in Belgian film history. She gained international acclaim thanks to her deconstructive style and pessimistic humour. Akerman will mostly be remembered for her huge impact on the development of experimental and feminist films.