HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME picks up the biographical pieces of a family torn apart through the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. It is about people who by chance found each other, only then to lose each other. Now it is their descendants, their children and grandchildren who are beginning to disappear.
This is all about speaking and silence. First love and happiness lost. Fathers and mothers, sons and brothers, the affairs, the hurt and the joy in landscapes of transition – each bearing the intertwining, hallmarks of their times. A collage of images, sounds, letters, diaries, notes, voices, fragments of time and space.
HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME is a journey of reflection of time and the love held within using sounds, images and language. Yet some of it shall remain forever lost.
“The material used in this film is what remains of my family. The remnants of those I knew, whose circumstances I had been part of or had otherwise experienced. Remnants that mirror history. A history that is just as much my own.” (Thomas Heise)
GENRE Experimental, History
YEAR OF PRODUCTION 2019
DIRECTOR Thomas Heise
CINEMATOGRAPHY Stefan Neuberger
PRODUCTION COMPANY ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, in co-production with Navigator Film
RUNTIME 218 min
LANGUAGE German, Korean
FESTIVALS Berlinale 2019, Nyon 2019, Jeonju 2019, Crossing Europe Linz 2019
AWARDS Caligari Film Prize 2019, Sesterce d’or la Mobilière Best Int. Feature Nyon 2019, Social Awareness Award Best Documentary Linz 2019
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