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SYNOPSIS: “HERZ STICHT” is the story of a patchwork family, passing on feelings of joy and heartache over four generations in Austria and Germany. Through combining Observational Cinema, archival footage and interviews, Michaela Resch dives into an intimate quest of exploring reoccurring separations and strategies of action and (mis)communication in each of her family’s generation. The 98 years old Ernestine leads us through the documentary film that takes place in Carinthia, Vienna, Bonn and Berlin. Resch’s relatives reflect their personal family histories, their emotions and experiences, revealing the complexities of a family system and its members. “HERZ STICHT” opens up a sensitive discussion about memories, sense of belonging and the tension between family ideals and actual family life.
Austria, Germany 2019
Title song: „Mensch“ by Maximilian Resch
© 2019 Michaela Resch