Heimsuchung/visitation

Project information

Talent Henrike Meyer
Role of participant Script, Realisation, Actress, Cinematography, Sound, Montage
Director Henrike Meyer
Status finished

Production details

Running time 53 min
Genre Documentary (Hybrid)
Year of production 2014
Country of Production Germany
Production Company
University of the Arts, Berlin
Website http://www.henrikemeyer.de/?/film/heimsuchung/


still / picture for Heimsuchung/visitation
still / picture for Heimsuchung/visitation
still / picture for Heimsuchung/visitation


Synopsis

A farm in North Germany. Fields, sheeps, a dyle. Children are running through the house. A dinner service on the table. Grandmother Lulu has died. Her belonings are given out, the bed room is being painted. A barking dog. The nightingale sings. A clock is ticking. Flying sparks at night. Conversations with the mother about dealing with illness, ageing and death. About care and dignity. A visit of a friend in a nursing home. Come by at midnight - a lullaby and a strange message on the answering machine: Am I here?

'Heimsuchung' accompanies the film maker Henrike Meyer when she is visiting the house of her family after her grandmother past away. A place, that appears intimate and mysterious at the same time. The atmosphere is influenced by light and darkness, memories, fears and imaginations. Home can also be uncanny.


Participation in international festivals / awards

38th Duisburger Filmwoche
12th Dokfilmwoche Hamburg
11th Achtung Berlin Festival
32th Kassler Dokfest