MAKING OF HEIMAT

By Anja POHL, Jörg ADOLPH

ARRI MEDIA INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2013

MAKING OF HEIMAT observes every step in the production of this challenging work, showing the peculiar world of filmmaking from Edgar Reitz' perspective. In doing so, the documentary strictly follows Edgar Reitz' request: "Please don't shoot an ordinary making-of. Make a film about filmmaking!"

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 118 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Anja POHL, Jörg ADOLPH
    • Writer(s)
    • Jörg ADOLPH
    • Producer(s)
    • Ingo FLIESS (if... Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • In between celebrating his 80th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the Oberhausen Manifesto, Edgar Reitz shot his latest film. With HOME FROM HOME - CHONICLE OF A VISION he aims to continue not only his world famous HEIMAT series but also his earliest works. A whole village in the Hunsrück region of Germany is taken back in time to 1840 by set designers, actors and actresses are cast in full costumes and according to their matching compatibility as a family ensemble. MAKING OF HEIMAT observes all stages in the creation of this challenging film and takes on Edgar Reitz' point of view on filmmaking. And in his case filmmaking means a nearly four hour long afterthought of the "Young German Cinema" movement in digital cinemascope and black and white! The filmmakers strictly followed Edgar's dictum: "Don't do an ordinary making-of but make a film that shows how films are made."
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