Home Sweet Home (2001)

An experimental movie shot in Africa and the USA reconstructing childhood memories using inanimate objects in their original locations with off-screen actors playing the protagonists.
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Paul Bandey ... Narrator
Ève Karpf Ève Karpf ... (voice)
Larry Lamb ... (voice)
Gabrielle Lazure ... Narrator
Peter Marinker ... (voice)
Rhonda Miller Rhonda Miller ... (voice)
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An experimental movie shot in Africa and the USA reconstructing childhood memories using inanimate objects in their original locations with off-screen actors playing the protagonists.

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AFRICAN NOUVELLE VAGUE
14 May 2020 | by mrmichaelraeburnSee all my reviews

'African Nouvelle vague' : "Home Sweet Home - a film that sums up the characteristics of a new tendency in African cinema : a stateless film, a docu-fiction, a breaking of all barriers both geographical and cultural. - 'Segno Cinema', Italy "The filmmaker MICHAEL RAEBURN from Zimbabwe has a long successful carrier which includes documentaries as well as features. His latest movie made together with his partner HEIDI DRAPER was shot on DV and transferred to 35mm. It's a personal investigation into memories of childhood - a strange and remarkable journey into the past filmed in a free style which has a touch of Jean-Luc Godard's later films - something that you very rarely see in the international film world today. It's salutary that they're not focusing upon private self-analysis, but instead create a film that investigates the effects of the past upon the present. A bold and revealing portrait of what it means to grow up." - 'Draken', Gotteborg,, Sweden "The burden of family and the clash of cultures and generations is the core of the splendid Home Sweet Home shot between Zimbabwe, Paris and USA and indefinable in its origins and format (video and film), home movie and cinematographic essay, conversations on the highway and reconstruction of childhood memories, dreaming and moments of pure poetry. An idea of family, identity and belonging that goes beyond blood ties and melts into the charm of travelling both physically and mentally." - 'Il Manifesto', Italy "A reflection on the meaning of family which becomes deeper and deeper and more and more nightmarish.... An experimental language consisting of places and absence where objects, voices and elements of nature are recorded to recall and recreate memories." - 'Africa Magazine' "A very poetic and personal film told with a formal expression reminiscent of Godard's experimental films. A film not soon forgotten" Film Sor, Norway "A very special fim that resembles nothing other than itself. The autobiographical content is presented in a new cinematic language to suit the discursive form." Le Renouveau, Tunisia


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7 March 2001 (France) See more »

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