HISTOIRES D’AMéRIQUE: FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY

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HISTOIRES D’AMéRIQUE: FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY

Chantal Akerman
F/B, 1988
99min, OmdU

HISTOIRES D’AMéRIQUE: FOOD, FAMILY AND PHILOSOPHY

Chantal Akerman
F/B, 1988
, 99min, OmdU

Production: 
Mallia Films, Paradise Films, La Sept, La Bibliothèque publique d’information, Le Centre Pompidou, RTBF
World Sales: 
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/Farbe

Belgian director Chantal Akerman avoids her usual \"real time\" technique in <![CDATA[<i>]]>Histoires D'Amerique<![CDATA[</i>]]>. The anecdotal nature of the subject matter compels Akerman to fragment her narrative, rather than offer it in one, uninterrupted continuum. Still, another Akerman trademark -- permitting the \"drama\" to emanate from the actors rather than the situations -- is very much in evidence. This informal history of Jewish life over the past 100 years is related in a series of eyewitness accounts, re-created by a group of largely unknown actors.