Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit
Documentary Film, DE/AT 2019, Farbe+SW, 218 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Thomas Heise
Camera: Stefan Neuberger
Editor: Chris Wright
Location Sound: Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Producers: Johannes Rosenberger, Johannes Holzhausen, Constantin Wulff, Heino Deckert
Production: Navigator Film
Co-production: Ma.ja.de. (DE)

 

The Diagonale’20 was cancelled due to official measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Thomas Heise pursues the history of his family based on a number of mainly private documents from the early twentieth century until the present. The film follows these family testimonies of extremely personal moments; it touches on, thwarts, and is also always part of the major events of German history. As time goes on, a contemplative pull develops, which derives no least from the dialogue of the intimate with the political.