Marion Kellmann 16min

Original title : Heimatfilm

Directed by : Marion Kellmann

Heimatfilm (2023) is a Documentary by Marion Kellmann, selected in the “Competition Prix SAUVAGE CORTO” section of the 19th edition of the Paris European Film Festival, Europe by Europe.

Synopsis :

The compilation movie Heimatfilm presents the essence of the German genre of Heimatfilm: sentimental films set in idealized country surroundings. Between the end of World War II and 1960, more than 300 Heimatfilms were made. The genre reached its peak in West Germany. The structure of the films is simple: the plot generally consists of a love story in an idyllic country setting. After a few twists and turns and the appearance of a villain, the story ends well.



“At first glance, the phenomenon of Heimatfilm seems rather straightforward to explain psychologically. After years of war, people deeply yearned for an ideal world. The films present simple love stories set in preserved nature and countryside. They are films far removed from the ruins of cities.”
Marion Kellmann – Marionkellmann.de

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