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HOUSE IN BERLIN, A (HAUS IN BERLIN, EIN)

HOUSE IN BERLIN, A
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A Glaswegian woman discovers that she has a distant relationship to a historic building in Berlin and embarks on a journey into the history of 20th-century Germany, one that turns out to be more alive, ambiguous and unpredictable than expected, for it confronts her with the little-known history of Zionism and Palestine.

Filmed, performed and narrated in a restrained, almost Brechtian manner, this contemporary visual quest lies at the intersection between fiction and non-fiction and challenges our 'common knowledge' about the genealogy of contemporary Europe.

"A complex, yet lucid and compelling account of personal pathways intersecting with great forces of history."
Genre Drama, History, Politics
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Cynthia Beatt
Screenplay Cynthia Beatt, Charlie Gormley
Cinematography Cynthia Beatt, Ute Freund, Cornelius Plache, Armin Dierolf
Cast Susan Vidler, Isi Metzstein, Clemens Schick, Peter Knaack, Achim Buch, Doris Egbring-Kahn, Maria Heiden, Angela Schanelec, Stuart McQuarrie, Marie Goyette, Annette Hollywood, Anna Gollwitzer
Producer Cynthia Beatt
Production Company Heartbeatt Pictures/Berlin
Runtime 96 min
Format DCP, Blu-ray, color, 16:9
Language
 English
Festivals Rotterdam 2014 (The State of Europe), Edinburgh 2014, Festival of German Films Ludwigshafen 2014, Sao Paulo 2014

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