April 2019, berlinale forum

Visions du Réel: Main Award for "Heimat ist ein Raum aus Zeit"

HEIMAT IST EIN RAUM AUS ZEIT (Heimat Is A Space in Time) by Thomas Heise has received the main award of the international competition at Visions du Réel in Nyon. The award is endowed with 20,000 CHF. In his monumental work, Heise draws on letters and other documents to trace the story of his family over four generations. Word and image merge into a piercing, deeply moving portrait of a family, a country and a century. The film had received its world premiere in this year's Forum programme and was given the Caligari Award.

More information can be found at www.visionsdureel.ch