directed by Jakob M. Erwa
Passion and Insanity are dark neighbors.
Jessica, an ambitious cello student, moves into a new flat, with her boyfriend Lorenz. When she receives the honorable invitation to represent Germany in an international contest for classical music it seems to be a great opportunity – but at the same time an enormous pressure. In her home, Jessica starts preparing meticulously for the contest. However, her own four walls don't appear to shelter her as Jessica finds herself increasingly exposed to small and major anonymous harassments. What is the neighbor's involvement, who mysteriously pries behind half-closed curtains?
PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA DCP/HD - 2014/2015 - Germany - 98min
ORIGINAL TITLE HOMESICK
CAST Esther Maria Pietsch, Tatja Seibt, Matthias Lier, Hermann Beyer
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE German
PRODUCED BY Jakob M. Erwa
Jakob M. Erwa wanted to become a rockstar, but then cinema turned his head. He entered the Art-school Later Filmschool in Munich which he successfully completed in 2007. With his well-received debut film Heile Welt (2007) he won the “Grand Diagonale Award – Best Austrian Film” as well as the “German Independence Award – Best German Film” at the Oldenburg International Film Festival. Furthermore, his film was invited to attend numerous international film festivals around the world. He loves new challenges and unconventional approaches. His latest film HomeSick marks a new step in his carreer: it is his first own, independent production.
Berlinale 2015 – Perspektive Deutsches Kino section (world premiere)
Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival 2015 - International Competition
IndieLisboa International Film Festival 2015
Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival 2015
Diagonale Festival des österreichischen Films 2015
Imagine Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
BFI London Film Festival 2015 – Official Selection
Chicago International Film Festival 2015 – World Cinema Program