Home is Where the Scars are From

Category: short
Director: Mathias Seebacher
Country: Austria
Year: 2020
Length: 29'
Production Status: completed


Andi shares a deserted building in Vienna with a group of fellow-squatters he considers his family. One day his sister turns up unexpectedly with her small son Levi, seeking refuge from her abusive boyfriend; she has nowhere else to turn. So Andi suddenly finds himself in the role of uncle, the inhospitable squat is transformed into a kindergarten, and its inhabitants become Levi's friends, whose company the little boy much prefers to his companions at the real nursery. The apparent calm gives the adult siblings time to touch upon wounds from the past and perhaps the opportunity to try to heal them... A film whose main roles are played not only by actors, but also by the building itself, whose walls have much to impart.

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