‘Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit (Heimat, A Space in Time) - Thomas Heise’

4 Mar.'20
- 18:00

in the presence of the director

Director Thomas Heise is coming to Brussels to present his film Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit, which was screened this year as part of the Duisburger Filmwoche programme. The screening will be followed by a talk between the director and the festival director Christian Koch.

Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit follows Thomas Heise's family history over four generations. Thomas Heise used his family archive for his collage of images, sound recordings, letters, diaries, notes, voices and fragments. He recites the documents with a calm voice outside the frame. The filmmaker shows a complex and increasingly tangible connection between personal experiences and world history against the backdrop of the Empire and the Weimar Republic, National Socialism and the Holocaust, the GDR and socialism, reunification and the crises of our time. A panorama of Germany in the 20th century unfolds step by step. There always remains a remnant that does not disappear.

Thomas Heise was born in Berlin in 1955 and grew up in the GDR. For his most recent film Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit he received many awards, among which at the Berlinale 2019, Visions du Réel 2019 (Nyon) and the Montreal International Documentary Festival. Since 2018 he has been director of the film and media art department of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin.

​​​​​​​Each year three important German film festivals are represented in Brussels: the Forum of the Berlinale, DOK Leipzig and the Duisburger Filmwoche. As part of the series of German Film Festivals on Tour, the Goethe-Institut Brüssel and BOZAR present several films from the programmes of these festivals.

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  • German
  • Subtitles: French

(2019, DE/AU, '218, DCP)