Home From Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die andere Heimat)
Cert: 15 Year: 2013 Length: 231 mins Language: German
Cinema Handout (PDF 79KB)
Score: 95.31% Attendance: 38
"This is a magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era" - Trevor Johnston, Time Out. Director Edgar Reitz has revisited his fictional village of Schabbach once more - this time going back in time to the 19th century. Here we meet Jakob - "a dreamer, a Romantic, a reader, always getting yelled at by his blacksmith dad for idling. He has conceived a passionate desire to leave the grind and oppression and emigrate to the promised land of Brazil - a 'homeland' that is an alternative both to Germany and the church’s feebly promised heaven" - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian.
Reitz first invented Schabbach in his epic 1980s TV series Heimat (Homeland), which became a classic. He moved on with the characters in several films before bringing us the 'prequel' here - though one which stands alone for those of us not familiar with it.
Although Chronicle... is nearly 4 hours long, it is filmed in a stunning crystal-clear black and white which is "never dull for a moment; indeed, there is a box set addictiveness to the whole thing" - Peter Bradshaw again. There are a few dabs of colour too...
What better way to spend a dull December afternoon..?!
Find A Film
Search over 1325 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.
KFC is friends with Caldbeck Area Film Society and Brampton Film Club and members share benefits across all organisations
Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.
Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.
We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club