News from Home ★★★★★

I relate a lot to the way Akerman relates to: cities; her mother; subway stations; long-(shot)-distance love; alienation; diary filmmaking; framing; leaving half the work to chance; color value changes brought on by unexpected shifts in light; the worry that semi-confrontational acknowledgment from strangers is more fulfilling than intimate conversations with family; being repulsed by intimate conversations with family; craving intimate conversations with family; not knowing how to begin or sustain intimate conversations with family; a life of quiet jubilation; foreigner's anonymity; catlike semi-independence; the mutual sizing up of cameraperson and subject; streetwatching; so on. I love her, man.

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