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Heimat is a Space in Time

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Filmmaker Thomas Heise chronicles three generations in his family history through their letters, archives and official documents, and produces, among other things, a history of Germany that takes in two World Wars, the Holocaust, Nazism, Communism, and the fall of the Berlin Wall, all through a lens that is simultaneously intimate and distant, emotional and intellectual. This is a deep dive, but a movie you will long remember.

“A truly great epic; such is Heise's mastery that you find yourself on the verge of tears, laughing out loud and shaking your head in wonder.” - The Telegraph

“A masterpiece; an exceptional record of the persistence of history and memory in the current moment." - The Globe and Mail

"Mesmeric, persuasive and cumulatively powerful, as each piece of the puzzle falls into place." - Variety

Director: Thomas Heise
Country of Origin: Germany
Year: 2019
Length: 218 mins
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