Archive of films Heimat Is a Space in Time / Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit

Germany / Austria
2019, 218 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2019

Recounted against a backdrop of major 20th century events, seasoned nonconformist and true intellectual Thomas Heise immerses himself in four generations of his family’s history, employing a serenity that the nourishing three-and-a-half-hour footage demands. The cinephilic hit of this year’s Berlinale asks out loud for a peckish audience that won’t be put off by narratives scored with all manner of grooves and crevices.


Synopsis

While other filmmakers tend to choose highly personal themes somewhat prematurely – often right at the start of their careers – seasoned nonconformist and true intellectual Thomas Heise knows full well that a complex yarn is more easily untwined with acquired experience. Recounted against a backdrop of major 20th century events, he immerses himself in four generations of his family’s history, employing a serenity that the nourishing three-and-a-half-hour footage demands. He thus never overlooks beguiling details and is able to take wistful detours. Nor does he feel the need to hurry when the most eloquent form of expression is contemplative silence. The cinephilic hit of this year’s Berlinale asks out loud for a peckish audience that won’t be put off by narratives scored with all manner of grooves and crevices.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Thomas Heise (b. 1955, Berlin). Selected filmography (documentaries): Why a Film About These People? (1980, short), The House (1984), Iron Age (1991), Barluschke (1997), My Local (2000), Fatherland (2002), Lucky (Niggers) (2006), Children. As Time Flies (2007), Solar System (2011), Consequence (2012, Imagina, 48th KVIFF)

Contacts

Deckert Distribution
Gottschedstr. 18, 04109, Leipzig
Germany
Tel: +49 341 215 6638
E-mail: info@deckert-distribution.com
www: www.deckert-distribution.com

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Thomas Heise
Dir. of Photography: Stefan Neuberger
Editor: Chris Wright
Producer: Heino Deckert
Production: Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion
Sales: Deckert Distribution

Guests

Thomas Heise

Film Director

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