Scene from the film A Home Far Away / EN version
Scene from the film A Home Far Away / EN version
Scene from the film A Home Far Away / EN version
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A Home Far Away / EN version

  • Switzerland
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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...

For French version click here.


  • Original title
    A Home Far Away / EN version
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Jón Björgvinsson, Peter Entell
  • Editing
    Laurence Perigaud, Elisabeth Waelchli, Peter Entell
  • Sound
    Blaise Gabioud, Peter Entell
  • Duration
    101 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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