I WAS AT HOME, BUT... [blu-ray]

I WAS AT HOME, BUT... [blu-ray]

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Code: 5307
A film by Angela Schanelec

2019 / Germany / 105 min 
DTS:HD 5.1 and 2.0 / NR


    I Was at Home, But... tells the story of Astrid (Maren Eggert), a forty-something mother of two, struggling to regain her balance in the wake of her husband’s death. Her adolescent son Phillip (Jakob Lassalle) disappeared for a week and now that he has returned, he faces disciplinary action at school and his toe requires amputation. As new questions confront Astrid from every angle, even simple activities like buying a bicycle or engaging with a work of art, are fraught with unexpected challenges.

    In her signature elliptical style and with a gentle sense of humor, Schanelec weaves together these narrative strands and more—a school production of Hamlet, a pair of teachers deciding whether to start a family, a donkey and a dog who share a home—to create an indelible picture of a small community grappling with fundamental questions of existence.

    Special Features

    Three short films by Angela Schanelec  
          Lovely Yellow Color / Schöne gelbe Farbe (1991, 5 mins)
          Far Away / Weit entfert (1992, 9 mins) 
          Prague, March ‘92 / Prag, März 92 (1992, 15mins)
    Interview with Angela Schanelec  (2020, 37 mins)
    Theatrical Trailer
    Booklet featuring essay by actor and filmmaker Deragh Campbell

    Film Reviews

    Winner - Best Director - Berlin International Film Festival
    Winner - Best Director - Mar del Plata Festival
    Winner - Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award - San Sebastián Festival
    Official Selection - Toronto International Film Festival
    Official Selection - New York Film Festival

    "A complex, challenging but brilliant work."
    - Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    "Exquisitely cryptic."
    - Guy Lodge, Variety

    "Gorgeously immersive... calmly, radically mystifying."
    - Jessica Kiang, BFI