News from Home

News from Home ★★★★

Who else captures New York in such a lingeringly melancholic way? The routine noises of the city clashing gradually against the words of her mother’s letters is a painfully evocative reflection of physical and psychological distance (how apt of a time to rewatch this). It also taps so beautifully into the grey area of desire for familiarisation for a city that is new to you and the conflicting emptiness that comes with that. 

Hopefully this and the wonderful The Meetings of Anna are a turning point for me with Akerman. This is the kind of subtle experimental filmmaking that really leaves a mark.

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