VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

DURCH DIE WELT NACH HAUSE

V' 09

DURCH DIE WELT NACH HAUSE

LIFETIME JOURNEY OF FREDERIC MORTON, THE

Andrea Eckert
A/USA, 2009
Documentaries, 58min, OmeU

DURCH DIE WELT NACH HAUSE

Andrea Eckert
A/USA, 2009
Documentaries, 58min, OmeU

Actors: 
Frederic Morton
Screenplay: 
Andrea Eckert
Sound: 
Ina Fischer
Camera: 
Jerzy Palacz
Editor: 
Michou Hutter

Production: 
Fischer Film ORF Fischer Film Neustiftgasse 32/43 1070 Wien, Österreich T +43 1 524 74 25 info@fischerfilm.com in Zusammenarbeit mit
Format: 
HD
Color

HOME RUN. New Cinema from Austria

\"The real me is most likely Fritz Mandelbaum.\" This is probably one of the most important sentences by author Frederic Morton in this film. Morton, who in February 1940 - back then still under the name Fritz Mandelbaum - emigrated to the United States, like so many other émigrés carries these two strangers inside him. And down to the present day he has not forgotten where his long journey began.
Austrian actress and director Andrea Eckert accompanied Morton, a Viennese by birth, to Thelemanngasse in Vienna's 17th district, where his father owned an iron-ware shop until the \"Anschluss\". Morton, of course, proves to be a great storyteller, for example, when he recalls his childhood memories of his grandfather. Durch die Welt nach Hause is, as the title already suggests, a film about homecoming and thus Morton's success as a writer (\"The Rothschilds: Portrait of a Dynasty\") remains in the background. Eckert's main concern is the private person, who, in Morton's own words, lives in two exiles: an exile with regards to geography and an exile with regards to time. The true self of the American Frederic Morton still lives in the 1930s.