Film Info: IM HAUS MEINES VATERS SIND VIELE WOHNUNGEN

IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS (IM HAUS MEINES VATERS SIND VIELE WOHNUNGEN)

IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS
Scene from IN MY FATHER'S HOUSE ARE MANY MANSIONS (photo © busse & halberschmidt)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 04/2009

Brother Jay recently moved into the world's most unusual flat share. Nestled in the center of Jerusalem lies the heart of Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Under its roof, six Christian denominations live door to door. The young Franciscan’s gentleness is severely challenged by the conflicts in this multi-cultural collective. As Father Samuel, Prior of the Armenian community, defends his brothers’ rank in the pecking order with ploy and passion. Patriarch Theophilos III., on the other hand, is content: his Greek-Orthodox monks rule over the house as if they were in sole reign. Abdilkadr Joudeh and Wajeeh Nusseibeh lock the door in the morning and at night. They keep out of all this – they are Muslim. Nevertheless, they endlessly argue over the question of which job is more prestigious: to hold the key or to actually turn it.
Genre Religion
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2010
Director Hajo Schomerus
Screenplay Hajo Schomerus
Cinematography Hajo Schomerus
Daniela Grosch
Producer Marcelo Busse
Co-Producer Marcel Hoehn
Production Company Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion/Düsseldorf
Length 52 min
Original Version
 English, German, Hebrew, Latin, Arabic, Amharic, Armenian, R
Shooting Dates Jerusalem, April - July 2008, March 2009
Subtitled Versions English, German, French, Italian
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Sao Paulo 2010, Planete Doc Warsaw 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, MEDIA, Zuercher Filmstiftung, Schweizer Fernsehen SSR SRG

Contact
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Marcelo Busse
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