Ich war zuhause, aber … (OmenglU)

A film by Ange­la Scha­nelec. In Ger­man with Eng­lish sub­tit­les.

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After having disap­peared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phil­lip returns home one day wit­hout say­ing a word. Both his mother and tea­chers suspect that his disap­pearan­ce may be rela­ted to the loss of his father. Only gra­dual­ly does ever­y­day life get back on track. Astrid now finds herself con­fron­ted with ques­ti­ons that pro­vi­de a who­le new per­spec­tive on her midd­le-class exis­tence and her care­er in Berlin’s cul­tu­ral sec­tor. Her ide­as about art also begin to chan­ge. At home, it beco­mes more and more dif­fi­cult for this sin­gle mother to accept that her son is lea­ding his own life. And then Phil­lip is admit­ted to hos­pi­tal with blood poi­so­ning. Astrid is a ner­vous wreck, wiped out by worry, guilt and her fee­lings of fail­u­re. But Phil­lip and his litt­le sis­ter do not turn away from her. The fami­ly may be dis­in­te­gra­ting, but only to form its­elf anew.
The came­ra in this film remains at a dis­cre­te distan­ce, pro­vi­ding mother and child­ren with the space and time they need to redis­co­ver and reapp­rai­se their fee­lings. The­se sce­nes are framed by others depic­ting school rehe­ar­sals of Shakespeare’s ‘Ham­let’, the purcha­se of a bro­ken bicy­cle and other loo­se sto­ry­lines that all echo each other.

 
Credits:

DE 2019, 105 Min.,
Regie, Schnitt & Buch: Ange­la Scha­nelec
Kame­ra: Ivan Mar­ko­vić
mit: Maren Eggert Jakob Lass­alle, Cla­ra Möl­ler, Franz Rogow­ski, Lilith Stan­gen­berg, Alan Wil­liams, Jir­ka Zett

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