Heimat is a Space In Time

  • Germany
  • Austria
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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)

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  • Original Title
    Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Heise
  • Cinematography
    Stefan Neuberger
  • Editing
    Chris Wright
  • Sound
    Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
  • Runtime
    218 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
    • Austria
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Berlinale 2019
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2019
    • Crossing Europe Linz 2019
    • Jeonju Intl. Film Festival 2019
    • Beldocs 2019
    • SWR Doku Festival 2019
    • Karlovy Vary 2019
    • FIDMarseille 2019
    • Jerusalem IFF 2019
    • Toronto IFF 2019
    • New York IFF 2019
    • DocLisboa 2019
    • Trieste IFF 2020
    • Vilnius IFF 2020
  • Awards
    • Berlinale 2019 (Caligari Film Prize)
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2019 (Sesterce d'Or for the best film in the International Feature Film Competition)
    • Crossing Europe Linz 2019 (CROSSING EUROPE Social Awareness Award - Best Documentary)
    • SWR Doku Festival (German Documentary Award) 2019
    • Jerusalem IFF 2019 (Avner Shalev - Yad Vashem Chaiman's Award, Chantal Akerman Award)

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