“HomeSick” tells the story of Jessica, an ambitious cello student, who moves with her boyfriend Lorenz into a new flat. When she receives the honorable invitation to represent Germany in an international contest for classical music it seems to be her 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 neighbour’s involvement, who mysteriously pries behind half-closed curtains? As Lorenz doesn’t notice any of this and therefore finds it hard to believe Jessica’s assumptions, it creates conflict between the young couple. The increasing pressure and stress begin to noticeably gnaw at Jessica’s everyday life and pretty soon reality and imagination blur. Eventually Jessica finds her life in shambles, caused by her own ambition. In the desperate hope to restore her happiness, she starts to defend her home – at all cost…
The director 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, indndent production.
For more information in German language, please visit: HomeSick @ Darling Berlin.
Releasedate “HomeSick”: 13th of November 2015.