No Home Movie ★★★★★

This is a movie about the small intimacies, the small slights, and the small heartbreaks that children inflict on their mothers. There were several moments during this movie when I realized just how similar the relationship Chantal and her mother is to mine and my mother's. It is one of a perpetual longing to be together coming up against a fierce desire to be independent, and untethered. This is a story of two women who love each other dearly, but are at even in this late stage in life, continuing to realize they cannot offer everything the other needs.

On a more technical level, this wraps up quite neatly two of Chantal Akerman's most deeply explored relationships, that of CAMERA and woman, and mother and daughter.