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HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT / HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME

2019 / 218' / Germany, Austria

A monumental work that traces four generations of Thomas Heise’s family's archives, from the 19th century to the present - their intimate stories revealing the larger cultural and political events that have shaped the past hundred years of German history. The collage of documents in Heise's brilliant essay film include letters and diaries that he reads, in voiceover, to luminous black-and-white images of various German landscapes and spaces. In this immersive work, silences reveal as much as what is said, with fragments drawing attention to what is missing. Heise's family was torn apart only to have subsequent generations coalesce and try to make sense of their remnants. Heimat is a Space in Time spans both world wars, economic collapse, a horrific genocide, and the rise and fall of political ideologies, and it is Heise's focus on the small details of personal experience, the subtlest shifts of light across a landscape, that make for his film's most visceral experiences.

 

Screening schedule:

23.08, 11:30, Ivan Mykolaichuk Cultural Center (140 Holovna Street, Chernivtsi)


 

DIRECTOR: THOMAS HEISE

Biography

Thomas Heise born in Berlin, East Germany in 1955. Since 1983, he has worked as a freelance writer and director in the fields of theatre, audio drama and documentary. Since 2018, he is the director of the Film and Media Arts section at the Academy of Arts Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany.




Selected filmography

  • The House (Das Haus, 1984);

  • People's Police (Volkspolizei, 1985);

  • Neustadt (Jammed – The State of Things) (Neustadt (Stau – Der Stand der Dinge), 2000);

  • Fatherland (Vaterland, 2002);

  • Mein Bruder. We’ll Meet Again (2005);

  • Material (2009),

  • Solar System (Sonnensystem,2011);

  • Heimat Is a Space in Time (Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit, 2019)

 

Producer: Heino Deckert, Johannes Rosenberger, Constantin Wulff, Johannes Holzhausen

Screenwriter: Thomas Heise

DOP: Stefan Neuberger

Composer: Markus Krohn

Виробник / Production: Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion, http://majade.de; Navigator Film, http://www.navigatorfilm.com

Сейлз агент / Sales agent: Deckert Distribution, http://deckert-distribution.com




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