Coming home

Canada, 1973

Film
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Here, in cinema verite style, film is used as a means of letting a family look in on itself, at the differences of outlook, lifestyle and values that separate the parents and two grown sons. Completely unrehearsed, it is a record on film, of a few days’ visit back home on the part of the older son (the filmmaker) and of the conversations that took place among the four in a genuine though abortive attempt to reach mutual understanding. The film is an example of the communications barrier that divides many families.

Credits

director

Bill Reid

co-producer

Colin Low

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

01:24:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33669

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Family - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Cinema verite

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Conflict of generations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Conflict of generations

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family - Psychological aspects

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Family reunions

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Interpersonal communication

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Relationships

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Conflict of generations

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Interpersonal communication

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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