Heimat is a Space in Time, dir. Thomas Heise, Germany 2019, 218 min., German with English subtitles
Shot in black and white and drawing on letters, diaries, and other personal documents, Heimat is a Space in Time traces the story of German filmmaker Thomas Heise’s family over several generations. Composed of a series of fragmented narratives, the film is a monumental historical essay and moving account of a family torn apart by the upheavals of the 20th century.
Heimat is a Space in Time won the Caligari Film Prize at the 2019 Berlinale and was awarded the best feature prize in the international competition at Visions du Réel.