AKA: Briefe von zu Haus. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving but manipulative mother back home in Brussels. Her 16mm footage of anonymous streets, parking lots, subway stations and shabby fast food restaurants expresses a sense of disconnection—from home, family, the past and her old identity.Alongside this fantastic time capsule of a desolate city, Akerman reads aloud letters from her mother. News from home, released in 1977, is a sort of follow-up… French with English subtitles. A female film director explores New York City while enduring demanding letters from her mother. News From Home Chantal Akerman Chantal Akerman Alain Dahan (1977) Sweeping scenes of New York City contrasted to the letters from the director's mother in Brussels. Impersonal but beautiful images of Akerman's life in New York are combined with letters from her loving but manipulative mother, read by Akerman herself. News from Home subtitles. Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. On Thursday 23 January A Nos Amours screen Chantal Akerman’s 1977 film News From Home.Adam Roberts explains the motivation behind the unique double screening of the English language and French language versions. Chantal Akerman France/Belgium 85 min Not Rated. Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. With Chantal Akerman. Chantal Akerman’s films include Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, The Meetings of Anna, News from Home, Je, tu, il, elle… The City comes more and more to the front while the words of the mother, read by Akerman herself, gradually fade away. Chantal Akerman, the Belgian filmmaker, lives in New York. Chantal Akerman - 1977 - Chantal Akerman moved to New York in the 1970s. The City comes more and more to the front while the words of the mother, read by Akerman … I'm slowly but surely diving more into Chantal Akerman's filmography. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving but manipulative mother back home in Brussels. The City comes more and more to the front while the words of the mother, read by Akerman herself, gradually fade away. Directed by Chantal Akerman. Into the Fog: On the Last Shot of Chantal Akerman’s News from Home By Eric Hynes I didn’t know about Chantal Akerman’s News from Home (1976) until I was deep into my twenties, yet I’d been preoccupied by what she captures in its final shot from as far back as I could remember. Filmed images of the City are accompanied by the texts of Chantal Akerman's loving mother back home in Brussels. I believe that her work contains a lot that I have been interested in throughout the past years, and it might be worth looking at it in more detail over the coming months and years. Letters from Chantal Akerman’s mother are read over a series of elegantly composed shots of 1976 New York, where our (unseen) filmmaker and protagonist has relocated. 1976 Janus Films. News from Home Dir.