Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

An astonishing film about the invisibility of domestic violence, with the filmmaker searching for clues while interviewing her grandmother about old family Super8 recordings from the 50s and 60s. They show a family in the time of the German “Economic Miracle”: a fancy house with a garden in a small German town, a vacation at the North Sea, and a Sunday trip to the National Garden Show. These are images that have inscribed themselves in the collective memory of the Federal Republic; it is a social expectation that is captured on film - you record what you want to see. But behind the facade, memories come up, fragments of a bygone era that still resonates. The film addresses the discrepancy between appearance and reality. Upon closer examination of the material, the doubts that are awakened in the viewers make the invisible visible. Through Rose’s narration, the image of post-war West German family happiness is dismantled piece by piece.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIDF26.

Direction: Annika Mayer
Cinematography: Jakob Krese
Editing: Annika Mayer
Sound: Gaston Ibarroule
Music: Gaston Ibarroule
Production: Majmun Films
Producers: Annika Mayer, Jakob Krese
Format: DCP
Color: Color, B&W
Production Country: Germany
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 67'
Contact: Majmun Films

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