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78 Ratings

I Want to Go Home

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, 1989


Joey Wellman, a cantankerous American cartoonist, accepts an invitation to come to an exhibition in Paris, because his estranged daughter Elsie is a student there. He arrives with his girlfriend Lena, and very soon wants to go home as the culture shock is too much for him.

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I Want to Go Home Directed by Alain Resnais

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1989 | 4 wins including: Best Screenplay

César Awards

1990 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

Critics reviews

Feiffer’s writing is generally somewhat theatrical, with characters monologuing to themselves when not arguing with 2D tabbies, but the situation comedy need not have been quite so overplayed, one feels. But Resnais, who always deferred to his writers, obviously had a particular effect in mind.
December 04, 2014
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