Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat)
Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (Die Andere Heimat) (2015)

Set in a dreary, unforgiving mid-19th century German village in Hunsrück, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 11, 2015
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Boyd van Hoeij
Hollywood Reporter

This beautifully shot black-and-white feature is accessible even for those unfamiliar with Reitz's previous work.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Reitz and co-writer Gert Heidenreich define home as the bosom of family, as an emotional shelter or storm, rather than simply the roof over Jakob's head

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It is nearly four hours, but never dull for a moment; indeed, there is a boxset addictiveness to the whole thing.

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Jay Weissberg
Variety

Home From Home is especially strong at presenting neighboring towns as separate worlds, a la Thomas Hardy, far enough apart by horse or foot to be as distant as foreign lands.

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Kate Muir
Times [UK]

Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision is a daunting four hours long, but so immersive and exquisitely photographed that time shoots by in the manner of the best box set.

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Allan Hunter
The List

Deeply embedded in a sense of local community and the familiar rhythms of the changing seasons, the grape harvest and annual festivals, Home from Home evokes the work of Thomas Hardy and the look of photographer Ansel Adams.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A magnificent, career-capping achievement from one of the great storytellers of our era.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

Reitz (who was in his eighties during production) directs with peerless finesse, as he mines authenticity from an inexperienced cast and brings a bygone era to vivid and engrossing life.

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