Ich war zuhause, aber (OmeU)

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Ich war zuhause, aber (OmeU)

I Was at Home, But

Angela Schanelec
D/SRB, 2019
105min, OmeU

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Ich war zuhause, aber (OmeU)

Angela Schanelec
D/SRB, 2019
, 105min, OmeU

Mon
04
Nov
21:00
Filmmuseum
Cast: 
Maren Eggert
Astrid
Jakob Lassalle
Phillip
Clara Möller
Flo
Franz Rogowski
Lars
Lilith Stangenberg
Claudia
Alan Williams
Mr Meissner
Jirka Zett
Astrids friend
Dane Komljen
Young director
Screenplay: 
Angela Schanelec
Sound: 
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Camera: 
Ivan Markovic
Editor: 
Angela Schanelec
Decoration: 
Reinhild Blaschke
Costume: 
Birgitt Kilian

Production: 
Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec
Dart film & video doo
World Sales: 
Deutsche Kinemathek
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Angela Schanelec’s films don’t end after the credits. In her latest work, she creates a dialogue between intimate emotional states and an exterior world that relentlessly moves forward. She is interested in the sort of situations where we deeply mourn the loss of a loved one and look out of the window, only to see that there is still wind in the trees. The title already announces a contradiction. More than a mere reference to Ozu Yasujirō’s I WAS BORN, BUT … (1932), it also contains doubt. What is a home? Moving between past and present as well as different characters, the film finds a possible answer in the liveliness of children. Yet their presence is not always comforting or even apparent for a woman (the always touching Maren Eggert) who has lost her husband. In one of the year’s great scenes, she drifts to the cemetery at night to lie down in the moss next to a quail, while we hear the saddest cover of “Let’s Dance”. Very often in cinema, there is no place for helplessness or passivity, as these feelings seemingly contradict the mechanics of the moving image. However, Schanelec translates those exigent feelings into pure cinematic movement which takes place between the shots. (Patrick Holzapfel)

In the presence of Angela SchanelecMaren Eggert und Ivan Markovic (camera).