I Was at Home, But

  • Ich war zu Hause, aber (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2017-2019 | Drama | Germany, Serbia


Brief synopsis

After having disappeared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phillip returns home one day without saying a word. Both his mother and teachers suspect that his disappearance may be related to the loss of his father. Only gradually does everyday life get back on track. Astrid now finds herself confronted with questions that provide a whole new perspective on her middle-class existence and her career in Berlin’s cultural sector. Her ideas about art also begin to change. At home, it becomes more and more difficult for this single mother to accept that her son is leading his own life. And then Phillip is admitted to hospital with blood poisoning. Astrid is a nervous wreck, wiped out by worry, guilt and her feelings of failure. But Phillip and his little sister do not turn away from her. The family may be disintegrating, but only to form itself anew.



ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Maren EggertMutter [L]
Franz RogowskiLars [L]
Jakob LassallePhillip [L]
Clara MoellerFlo [L]
Lilith StangenbergClaudia [L]
Thorbjörn BjörnssonHarald [SR]
Esther BussSibylle [SR]
Martin ClausenPeter [SR]
Lucas ConfuriusWerner [SR]
Dame KomljenJorge [SR]
Jelena KuljicPeles Mutter [SR]
Wolfgang MichaelSchulleiter [SR]
Ann-Kristin ReyelsCarla [SR]
Devid StriesowGertjan [SR]
Nicolas WackerbarthJohn [SR]
Alan WilliamsHerr Meisner [SR]
Jirka ZettFinn [SR]
Ursula RennekeKrankenschwester [BP]
Marcel KohlerWilly


Production accountantAndrea Göpfert
ColoristDirk Meier
Director of photographyIvan Markovic
Steadicam operatorMatthias Biber
1st assistant cameraSára Preradovic
DIT digital imaging technicianGiulia Schelhas
Casting directorUlrike Müller
Extras/bit player castingMaria Murnikov& Betreuung
Costume designerBirgitt KilianSilberner Bär, Berlinale 2019
Assistant costume designerLaura Jasmin Schäffler
DirectorAngela Schanelec
1st AD (local system)Stefan NickelBerlinale 2019/ Competition
Assistant editorMaja Tennstedt
Key/dolly gripEdoardo Scussel
Key/dolly gripJerome Lauer
GafferMarkus Koob
Best boyFrancisco MeCe
Additional make up artistParul Banerjee
Key makeup artist/hair stylistMonika Münnich
Co-producerNatasa Damnjanovic
Co-producerVladimir Vidic
Production designerReinhild Blaschke
Assistant production designerPelin Gebhard
Set decoratorNora Willy
Standby propsPelin Gebhard
Set dresserNaranbat Batzorig
Assistent stand by propmanAminata Cissé
Set builderMark Stolte
Prop builderHagen Rißmann
Line producerJana Cisar
Unit managerChristopher Scheichen-Ost
Set manager/ floor managerRobert Lehrke
Assistant set/floor managerDiarmaid Odhran
Set runnerDavid Luzar
Set runnerPavel Bozhilov
Set runnerBona Bell
Production driverSara Summa
PA internCharlotte Sagert
ScreenwriterAngela Schanelec
Production sound mixerAndreas Mücke Niesytka
Production sound mixerRainer Gerlach5 Dt
Sound designerRainer Gerlach
Foley recordistSilvio Naumann
Foley artistPeter Roigk
Child supervisorMaria Murnikov
ChoreographerElisa Zucchetti

Production companies

Nachmittagfilm, A. Schanelec [de]
Dart Film [rs]

Distributing companies

Deutsche Kinemathek [de]World Sales
Piffl Medien GmbH [de]
Zeta Filmes [br]Brazil (cinema)


Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesSetCats CateringBerlinale 2019 Silberner Bär
Production ServicesUnitbase GmbH [de]Set-Sprinter & AL Equipment
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Birgitt Kilian
CostumesWas ihr wolltKB: Birgitt Kilian
CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHKB: Birgitt Kilian


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Angela Schanelec2019Int. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Silberner Bär für die beste RegieWinner
Angela Schanelec2019Winner
Angela Schanelec2020Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2019 [de]Bester SchnittWinner


2019South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalWorld Cinema
2019SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Zabaltegi Tabakalera
2019GermanyBerlinale - Berlin International Film FestivalNominated, Golden Bear
2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Masters


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 15/08/2019
PremiereTuesday, 12/02/2019Berlinale