Archive of films Home Is Where the Scars Are From / Heim ist wo die Narben sind
2020, 29 min
Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Andi shares a deserted building with a group of fellow-squatters he considers his family. One day his sister turns up unexpectedly with her small son Levi, seeking refuge from her abusive boyfriend; she has nowhere else to turn. So Andi suddenly finds himself in the role of uncle, the squat is transformed into an alternative kindergarten, and the estranged pair become the siblings they once were.
Andi shares a deserted building in Vienna with a group of fellow-squatters he considers his family. One day his sister turns up unexpectedly with her small son Levi, seeking refuge from her abusive boyfriend; she has nowhere else to turn. So Andi suddenly finds himself in the role of uncle, the inhospitable squat is transformed into a kindergarten, and its inhabitants become Levi’s friends, whose company the little boy much prefers to his time at the real nursery. The apparent calm gives the adult siblings time to touch upon wounds from the past and perhaps the opportunity to try to heal them… A film whose main roles are played not only by actors, but also by the building itself, whose walls have a lot to say.
About the director
Mathias Seebacher (1989, Austria). Filmography: Autodrom (2011, short), Subterranean (2012, short doc.), Ein Alter Mann (2014, short), Tokyo (2018, doc.), Home Is Where the Scars Are From (Heim ist wo die Narben sind, 2020, short).
About the film
|Section:||Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema|
|Dir. of Photography:||Adrian Bidron|
|Art Director:||Martina Pöll|
|Producer:||Clara König, Mathias Seebacher|
|Cast:||Andi Winter, Levi Veith-Winter, Daniela Golpashin|
|Contact:||Austrian Film Commission|