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230 Ratings

America, America

Directed by Elia Kazan
United States, 1963
Drama

Synopsis

A young Anatolian Greek, entrusted with his family’s fortune, loses it en route to Istanbul and dreams of going to the United States… Elia Kazan’s personal but epic paean to the thousands of Old World immigrants who dreamed of passage to their promised land, America.

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America, America Directed by Elia Kazan

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1964 | Winner: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White

1964 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1964 | Winner: Golden Seashell

Critics reviews

Despite his personal involvement in his material, Kazan is hardly the ideal chronicler of an odyssey. The director’s deepest instincts are less epic than dramatic, with the result that he gets sidetracked more often than his errant hero. The picturesque is gained too often at the expense of the picaresque, and the contour of a legend is obscured time and again by the pointless intimacy of a close-up.
January 09, 1964
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