Domestic interiors, evocations of seclusion and spatial structures occupy a special place in Chantal Akerman's oeuvre. With her latest film No Home Movie, the Belgian filmmaker presents a raw and moving portrait of her relationship with her mother Natalia, a few months before her death. As a survivor of Auschwitz, Natalia spent her entire life in fear and rarely left the surroundings of her apartment in Brussels. Akerman's characteristic static camera style and extreme longtakes are complemented by scenes shot on a smartphone and highly zoomed images of intimate skype conversations. The stability of the security of the bourgeois interior of Natalia's apartment contrasts sharply with the transitional landscapes of Akerman's travels and the turbulent nature in Israel. However, these spaces all embody the same sense of inner restlessness and the nostalgic desire to be somewhere else. This film will be introduced by Joséphine Vandekerckhove.
- Godshuizenlaan 4, 9000 Gent,