Length / Feature: 105 minutes
Length / Special features: 61 minutes
5.1 DTS-HD master audio / 2.0 Stereo LPCM (48k/24-bit)
Original aspect ratio: 1:66:1
Blu-Ray: BD50 / 1080p
Region ABC (Region Free)
Blu-Ray RRP: £19.99
Release Date: 29 March 2021
Second Run BD038
Angela Schanelec’s wonderfully elusive and allusive films intrigue audiences with their enigmatic explorations of everyday human dilemmas.
Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, But... is a tender, profoundly moving portrait of a family living with love and loss. An exquisitely subtle and deeply affecting work, the film avoids easy exposition, trusting the audience to find connections in its elliptical narrative.
Beautifully shot, Schanelec’s elegantly radical films have a potent and mysterious power, achieving a masterful balance of quiet poetry, wry humour and raw emotion.
Presented in a new director-approved HD-presentation of the film, our region-free Blu-ray edition also features a new and exclusive filmed interview with Angela Schanelec, three of her early short films - and a booklet with new writing on the film by journalist and author Carmen Gray.
• Presented from a new High-Definition transfer, approved by director Angela Schanelec.
• An exclusive, newly-filmed interview with the director.
• A programme of three rare short films by the director:
- Lovely Yellow Colour (Schöne gelbe Farbe, 1991)
- Far Away (Weit entfernt, 1992)
- Prague, March ’92 (Prag, März 92,1992)
• Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic and journalist Carmen Gray.
• 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and and 2.0 Stereo audio options.
• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)
Directed, written and edited by Angela Schanelec
Cinematographer - Ivan Marković
Sound Design - Rainer Gerlach
Production Design - Reinhild Blaschke
Costume design - Birgitt Kilian
Maren Eggert - Astrid
Clara Moeller - Flo
Jakob Lassalle - Phillip
Lilith Stangenberg - Claudia
Franz Rogowski - Lars
Alan Williams - Mr Meissner
Dane Komljen - Himself
2019 Berlin Film Festival / Winner: Silver Bear - Best Director
2019 Mar del Plata Film Festival / Winner: Best Director
2019 San Sebastián Film Festival / Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
2020 German Film Critics Association Awards / Nominated:
Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection: New York Film Festival
Official Selection: Chicago International Film Festival
“An elegantly radical mystery... Classically composed and gorgeously immersive, the new film from Angela Schanelec is a bizarre, mystifying work that is oddly comforting despite its many puzzles.” Jessica King, Sight & Sound
“A complex, challenging but brilliant work.”
Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“Exquisitely cryptic.” Guy Lodge, Variety
“A meditation on how quietly absurd and incoherent the world seems when we are out of whack with it.”
Rory O'Connnor, CineVue
“[Schanelec] is in a class by herself.”
Nick Pinkerton, Artforum
“Angela Schanelec’s films have a rhythm and tone all their own - mysterious yet moving, they unearth the metaphysics rumbling beneath the placid surface of everyday life. Her work with actors is like that of no other filmmaker, a radical approach to performance that draws on her own background in theater traditions as much as kind of Bressonian anti-naturalism. [...] Schanelec makes films that achieve nothing less than the rendering of the human soul on screen.”
Film at Lincoln Center