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News From Home
Abandoned by its Palestinian owner in the 1948 war; requisitioned by the Israeli government as vacant; rented to Jewish Algerian immigrants in 1956; purchased by a university professor who undertakes its transformation into a three-story house in 1980... This West Jerusalem building is no longer the microcosm it once was 25 years ago. Its inhabitants dispersed, this common space has disintegrated, but it remains both an emotional and physical center at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian situation. Concrete reality has transformed into scattered stories and memories, and a new identity - a… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is one of the best depictions of the alienation of exile that I know."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Half haunted and half enchanted"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The stark images tell all."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Stylistically, News from Home is a tour-de-force."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
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