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I Was at Home, But

    All titles (3)
    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 Eggertn.a. [L]
    Jakob LassallePhillip [L]
    Clara MöllerFlo [L]
    Franz RogowskiLars [L]
    Lilith StangenbergClaudia [L]
    Alan Williamsn.a. [SR]
    Jirka ZettFinn [SR]
    Dane KomljenJorge [SR]
    Thorbjörn BjörnssonHarald [SR]
    Martin ClausenPeter [SR]
    Wolfgang MichaelSchulleiter [SR]
    Elsa del CorteIlona [SR]
    Devid StriesowGertjan [SR]
    Esther BussSibylle [SR]
    Lucas ConfuriusWerner [SR]
    Jelena KuljicPeles Mutter [SR]
    Ann-Kristin ReyelsCarla [SR]
    Nicolas WackerbarthJohn [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
    & Betreuung
    Costume designerBirgitt Kilian
    Silberner Bär, Berlinale 2019
    Silberner Bär, Berlinale 2019
    Assistant costume designerLaura Yasemin Schäffler
    DirectorAngela Schanelec
    1st AD (local system)Stefan Nickel
    Berlinale 2019/ Competition
    Berlinale 2019/ Competition
    EditorAngela Schanelec
    Assistant editorMaja Tennstedt
    Key gripJerome Lauer
    Key gripEdoardo Scussel
    GafferMarkus Koob
    Best boy electricFrancisco MeCe
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistMonika Münnich
    Additional make up artistParul Banerjee
    Co-producerVladimir Vidić
    Co-producerNataša Damnjanović
    Production designerReinhild Blaschke
    Assistant production designerPelin Gebhard
    Set decoratorNora Willy
    Standby propsPelin Gebhard
    Set dresserNaranbat Batzorig
    Assistant stand by propsAminata Cissé
    Set builderMark Stolte
    Prop makerHagen Rißmann
    Line producerJana Cisar
    Unit manager (local system)Christopher Scheichen-Ost
    Set manager/ floor managerRobert Lehrke
    Assistant set/floor managerDiarmaid Odhran
    Production driverSara Summa
    PA internCharlotte Sagert
    Set runnerPavel Bozhilov
    Set runnerDavid Luzar
    Set runnerBona Bell
    ScreenwriterAngela Schanelec
    Production sound mixerRainer Gerlach
    5 Dt
    5 Dt
    Production sound mixerAndreas Mücke Niesytka
    Sound designerRainer Gerlach
    Foley recordistSilvio Naumann
    Foley artistPeter Roigk
    Child supervisorMaria Murnikov
    ChoreographerElisa Zucchetti

    Production companies

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

    Distribution / Sales companies

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


    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
    Production ServicesSetCats Catering
    Berlinale 2019 Silberner Bär
    Berlinale 2019 Silberner Bär
    Production ServicesUnitbase GmbH [de]
    Set-Sprinter & AL Equipment
    Set-Sprinter & AL Equipment
    CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
    KB: Birgitt Kilian
    KB: Birgitt Kilian
    CostumesWas ihr wollt
    KB: Birgitt Kilian
    KB: Birgitt Kilian
    CostumesWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbH
    KB: Birgitt Kilian
    KB: Birgitt Kilian


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


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


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermany3satThursday, 10/02/2022, 11.00 PM

    Cinema releases and premieres

    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 05/01/2022
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 15/08/2019
    PremiereTuesday, 12/02/2019Berlinale