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A Home Far Away



Switzerland, 2012, HD

DIRECTED BY:
Peter Entell

CAST:
Lois Snow, Edgar Snow, Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-lai, Richard Nixon

SCREENPLAY:
Peter Entell

PHOTOGRAPHY:
JÓN BJÖRGVINSSON, PETER ENTELL

EDITING:
LAURENCE PÉRIGAUD, ELISABETH WAELCHLI, PETER ENTELL

MUSIC:
Peking, Shanghai Symphonies

SOUND:
Blaise Gabioud

PRODUCER:
Peter Entell

PRODUCTION:
Show and Tell Films

WORLD SALES:
Accent Film International

STORY DESCRIPTION:

The extraordinary destiny of two people. After the Second World War, Lois is an actress in Broadway theatre, television and Hollywood films. Her husband, Edgar Snow, is world famous. A pioneer fascinated by China, he is the first journalist to film and interview Mao Tse-tung. Suspected by the American authorities of Communist sympathies, Ed and Lois are blacklisted. Together with their two small children, they go to Switzerland, mid-way between China and America, where they find a new home. A story of revolution, utopia, disillusionment, and hope ....
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Peter Entell was born in New York in 1952. With a degree in anthropology, he chose the path of documentary filmmaking, starting as a sound engineer and editor. Mr. Entell has lived in Switzerland since 1975. He has directed films in Europe, Africa and Asia, focusing on social, political and environmental subjects. More recently, he has made film portraits. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and his films have won a number of international awards.

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