Heimat is a space time picks up the biographical pieces of a family torn apart through the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. It is about people who by chance found each other, only then to lose each other. Now it is their descendants, their children and grandchildren who are beginning to disappear. This is all about speaking and silence. First love and happiness lost. Fathers and mothers, sons and brothers, the affairs, the hurt and the joy in landscapes of transition —each bearing the intertwining, hallmarks of their times. A collage of images, sounds, letters, diaries, notes, voices, fragments of time and space.
Born in Berlin, East Germany in 1955. Since 1983, he has worked as a freelance writer and director in the fields of theatre, audio drama and documentary. His first film, the documentary Why a Film abaut these People, was banned from public screening. Between 1987 and 1990 Heise acquired his MA at the Berlin Academy of Fine Art. He was a member of the Berlin Ensemble until 1997, where he acted as contributing director for a number of productions. Since 2018, he is the director of the Film and Media Arts section at the Academy of Arts Berlin-Brandenburg, Germany.
Thursday 24: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 19.15 hours
Friday 25: Cervantes Theater, 16.30 hours