Reaping success at film festivals in New York, Toronto, Locarno, Sydney and Melbourne, Chantal Akerman‘s No Home Movie has been the talk of the town among the film industry. Proudly presented by the folk at Golden Age cinema, they will be exclusively screening the final movie by Akerman on Sunday August 14 in Sydney. So if you’re keen to explore the last film Akerman has ever worked on, now’s your chance to get the full cinematic experience.
No Home Movie is a 2-hour film focusing on Akerman’s final months of her mother’s life, and it obsessively captures every single detail and moment shared on-screen to maintain that immortality surrounding those stories. With Akerman passing away from the most tragic and unfortunate circumstances in October last year – only 18 months after her mother’s – No Home Movie has been described as “one full of painfully private moments and hauntingly empty scenes”.
Belgian Filmmaker Chantal Akerman has been a strong influence on other people in the industry such as Sofia Coppola, Gus Van Sant, Kelly Reichardt, Michael Haneke and Richard Linklater. Known for her “profoundly personal and aesthetically idiosyncratic approach to filmmaking”, it’s amazing how much of a profound impact she has made even after her death. All in all, her legacy still lives on.
Quoted from a Cinema Scope review, they have stated that No Home Movie “ is as if Chantal Akerman, perhaps for the first time in her career, has revealed the core of her work and her wounds in the most naked of ways.”
To coincide with the screening of No Home Movie, Golden Age cinema will also be showcasing Jean-Luc Godard‘s 1965 film title Pierrot le fou. This has often been cited as the film that inspired Akerman to take up filmmaking as a career since watching the film at the age of 16.
For more information on the screenings, check out the details below!
Pierrot le fou screens on Sunday 14 August at 3pm. No Home Movie screens exclusively at Golden Age Cinema in NSW on Sunday 14 August at 5:30pm.
Go to www.ourgoldenage.com.au for ticketing information and other things regarding Golden Age Cinema!