16mm | 16 min | color | 2012
In the German Democratic Republic children played with dollhouses made to resemble the type of life they would one day grow up to have. Now many of these houses can be found for sale on Ebay or in collectors’ hands.
The dollhouses that survive do so as idealized images of a time and place that no longer exists. Through the words of their past and new owners, “Eigenheim” looks at the people and memories that once dwelled in these spaces to explore the remnants of a lost world.
Made in collaboration with Juan David Gonzalez Monroy.
New Filmmakers, Anthology Film Archives; New York, USA 2013
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival; Milwaukee, USA 2013
Goethe Haus; Jakarta, Indonesia 2013
Frames Per Second Series: Floor Plan, PLUG Projects; Kansas, USA 2013
Experiments in Cinema; Albuquerque, USA 2013
FLEXFest; Gainesville, USA 2013
Mindpirates e.V.; Berlin, Germany 2013
26. Stuttgarter Filmwinter; Stuttgart, Germany 2013
Nomadenkino presents films by LaborBerlin; Berlin, Germany 2012
Antimatter Film Festival; Victoria, BC, Canada 2012
1001 International Documentary Film Festival; Instanbul, Turkey 2012
Belo Horizonte International Short Film Festival; Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2012
Huesca Film Festival; Huesca, Spain 2012
Wiener Festwochen: Gran Lux - Do it yourself Filmlabors und exprimentelle Kinematografie aus Europa; Wien, Austria 2012