I Was at Home, But... (Ich war zuhause, aber...) 2020

I Was at Home, But

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I Was at Home, But... withholds easy gratification, but viewers who settle into its austere rhythms will be rewarded with a story rich with meaning.

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After a 13-year-old disappears for a week and suddenly reappears, his mother and teachers are confronted with existential questions that change their whole view of life.

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All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (4)

  • This is unbearably good cinema.

    February 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Every element -- camera placement, music, blocking, sound design -- is so deliberate that it pulls you into its vortex, and it makes you submit to its severe rhythms.

    February 14, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Despite its austere, theory-heavy minimalism, I Was At Home, But... is lopsided and lumpy, filled with longueurs in which the brain begins to check out.

    February 13, 2020 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • In most mainstream cinema, the story tugs you along - or prods you into its mazelike corridors and toward dead ends - encouraging you to wonder what happens next. Schanelec offers next to no such prompts, trusting that you'll keep watching anyway.

    February 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A classroom production of "Hamlet" and an outburst of domestic rage are equally blank, arbitrary, and undeveloped.

    February 10, 2020 | Full Review…
  • I mostly appreciated I Was at Home, But... for its many formal pleasures.

    September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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