Children. As Time Flies.

  • Germany

CHILDREN. AS TIME FLIES. is the third film in Thomas Heise’s “Jammed”-Trilogy about families from Halle-Neustadt, Germany. Now the director focuses on one family: Jeanette and her two sons Paul and Tommy, her parents and her youngest brother Tino.
Everybody seems to go their own way: Jeanette finally has a daughter, a lasting relationship and the job as a bus driver she always wanted. Paul shines in school and football while his brother Tommy rather fights his way through life and struggles with staying in school. He broke all contact with his mother. Jeanette’s parents moved to the countryside and communicate rarely with their daughter. With them lives Tino, who identifies as Nazi but can’t talk to his father about it. Yet he regularly meets with Tommy.
Today’s footage is intercut with material from 1999 and creates a picture of speechlessness and stagnation. In its cool black and white images CHILDREN. AS TIME FLIES. explores the situation of society today. How do you live?

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  • Original Title
    Children. As Time Flies.
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Thomas Heise
  • Cinematography
    Börres Weiffenbach
  • Editing
    Karin Schöning, Trevor Hall
  • Sound
    Uve Haussig
  • Runtime
    86 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Festivals
    • DOK Leipzig 2007 (Silver Dove in Int. Competition)¨
    • Duisburger Filmwoche 2007
    • Visions du Réel Nyon 2008
    • Crossing Europe IFF Linz 2008
    • Dokwoche Hamburg 2008
    • Planete Doc Review Warsaw 2008
    • Cinéma Verité Tehran IDF 2008
    • DocBsAs08 Doc Buenos Aires 2008
    • DokumentART Neubrandenburg 2008
    • Verzio Documentary FF Budapest 2008
    • L’Alternativa Barcelona 2008
    • Torino IFF 2008
    • Nominated for European Film Award 2008 in the category Documentary Film – Prix Arte
    • Festival dei Popoli Florence 2009
    • Shanghai IFF 2010 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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