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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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Nearly four hours long, "Home From Home" is imbued with the villagers' attachment to the land, but while dutifully capturing the period, the film feels less layered than Mr. Reitz's past work.

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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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Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine

For all of its evident toil in recreating historically accurate environments and researching the precise conditions in varying regions, it has little force as a work of cinema.

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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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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

On paper it is a yawn, especially when you clock the four-hour running time, but you will be sucked in to the lives of the characters and the mesmerising detail of their existence.

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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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Jay Weissberg

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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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

The first masterpiece of 2015. Spellbinding, lyrical and breathtaking. Epic in scope while intimate in its humanism. I could have watched 4 more hours.

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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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