Forthcoming: I Was at Home, But...

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Forthcoming: I Was at Home, But...

#1 Post by soundchaser » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:24 pm

Coming to Blu-Ray in March, per Second Run’s website:
The work of filmmaker Angela Schanelec has garnered a committed following since her 1994 debut. Her films have bewitched and mystified audiences with her unique, elliptical depictions of everyday life.

Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, but... explores the impact of a devastating tragedy on a family, as they come to terms with grief, longing and and the prospect of moving on.

Schanelec’s films have a rhythm and tone all their own, and I Was at Home, but... achieves a remarkable balance of quiet poetry and raw emotion.

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#2 Post by AidanKing » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:23 pm

'Cinema Scope' covered this one too in an article and interview by Giovanni Marchini Camia. Second Run look like they are gearing up for as interesting a set of releases as usual this year.

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#3 Post by kubelkind » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:44 pm

Great news, one of my favourites from last year. More Schanelec on blu is welcome. Not sure about Second Run's blurb for this, which makes it sound a lot more grim than it is. Some of it is pretty (dryly) funny.

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#4 Post by What A Disgrace » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:07 pm

March 29, according to Arrow's website.

  • High Definition, director-approved presentation of the of the film
    A new and exclusive filmed interview with director Angela Schanelec (2021)
    Three early short films by Angela Schanelec:

    - Lovely Yellow Colour (Schöne gelbe Farbe, 1991)

    - Far Away (Weit entfernt, 1992)

    - Prague, March '92 (Prag, März 92, 1992)

    Booklet featuring a new essay by critic and journalist Carmen Gray
    DTS HD 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo audio
    Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)

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#7 Post by Bikey » Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:15 am

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"It looks gorgeous on a dual-layered disc with a high bitrate. It is in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio. It is clean, crisp, bright, detailed with frequent depth and a highly pleasing, consistent 1080P image. [...]
One of those rare modern cinema examples that captivates with its own rhythms, delicate pacing while relying far less on the unique eccentricities of its plot...
I was reminded of the films of Kelly Reichardt or Lucile Hadzihalilovic. I Was at Home, But.. is wonderful 'slow cinema', mysterious, thoughtful - I enjoyed every minute of it."

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#8 Post by Bikey » Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:55 am

"The film, which won her the Silver Bear for Best Director in Berlin in 2019, is among her most enigmatic, yet is also arguably her most approachable: it’s certainly the most playful, touched with a sort of imaginative magic that transforms its ostensible realism. [...] it casts a hypnotic spell, and offers the perfect introduction to one of Europe’s most individual filmmakers."
Jonathan Romney reviews Angela Schanelec's I WAS AT HOME, BUT... in the latest Sight & Sound magazine

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