KINO! Film Salon: I Was at Home, But…
KINO! Film Salon is a monthly online club to discuss films from Germany.
How it works: Each month we choose a German film or series currently available to stream on U.S. platforms, watch it independently, and come together for a hosted conversation with other fans of German film.
In our February session we will discuss Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But…, a masterclass in control and formal restraint. Essentially the story of a bereaved mother dealing with the return of her missing son, and the ripples this sends through her small community, this is a film that reveals multitudes through unexpected motifs and events. I Was at Home, But… is a carefully calibrated balance of the prosaic and the poetic which unfolds in unpredictable ways. Idiosyncratic characters come and go, a dance scene suddenly appears, and nothing is quite what it seems. Schanelec was lauded with a Best Director award (Silver Bear) at the 2019 Berlinale, and her talents are plain to see. This is an uncanny, mystical and moving film that showcases a unique filmmaker at the peak of her talent.
Hosted by Jim Kolmar
Jim programs for SXSW and Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and was a founding committee member of Festival Internacional de Cine Tulum (FICTU). He has participated in numerous international festival juries, panels, and committees.
KINO! Film Salon is a production of Telescope Film, in partnership with the German Film Office.
Ich war zu Hause, aber...
Dir. Angela Schanelec
With Maren Eggert, Jakob Lassalle, Clara Möller, Franz Rogowski, Lilith Stangenberg