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Heimat Is a Space in Time Thomas Heise

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Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit

On screen, shots of contemporary Germany are intercut with a few archival images. Meanwhile, the filmmaker’s voice reads personal letters by members of his family, spanning more than a century. From world wars to the Shoah to the migrant crisis, the reality of divided Germany and its complicated reunification, Thomas Heise examines his country’s past as a way to understand its present. Private lives and socio-political upheavals become the essential links in an essay of uncommon scope, situating individual lives within the ideological movements of their time. A critical reflection on the resurgence of identity-driven nationalist movements, Heimat is personal and political in equal measure.

Presented in collaboration with German Films, The Goethe-Institut and Le Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes de l'Université de Montréal

Heimat Is a Space in Time

  • Country : Germany, Austria
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : German
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 218 MIN
  • Cinematography : Stefan Neuberger
  • Editing : Chris Wright
  • Production : Heino Deckert
  • Sound Design : Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Filmography of Thomas Heise :

Stau – Jetzt geht’s los (1993)
Fatherland (2002)
Kinder. Wie die Zeit vergeht. (2008)
Solar System (2011)
Consequence (2012)
Städtebewohner (2014)

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