Your Stage : Poverty and despotism - a great film, don't you think????? by Edward J Held

Edward J Held

Poverty and despotism - a great film, don't you think?????

Yes, exceptional viewing entertainment while quarantined during this pandemic! Check out celebrated filmmaker Edgar Reity, as he continues his visionary sweep through history with an epic drama set against the 19th Century German Exodus to the new world in Home From Home: Chronicle Of A Vision ( Corinth Films DVD). Set in a dreary, German village in Hunsrück, Home From Home captures the plight of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who emigrated to faraway South America to escape the famine, poverty and despotism that ruled at home. Edgar Reitz's film is a heart-wrenching drama and love story set against the backdrop of this forgotten tragedy. Jakob, our protagonist, tries to immerse himself in literature and learning, as the rest of his family toils to fend off starvation. He dreams about leaving his village, Schabbach, for a new life in Brazil and the freedom of the wild South American jungle. Jakob's brother, Gustav, returns from military service and his appearance is destined to shatter Jakob's world and his love for Henriette, as it symbolizes the necessary rift that will set into motion the unraveling of the regimented family structure. Many accolades, so here are a few to convince you to watch this powerful DVD! ~WINNER - Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay - German Film Awards, OFFICIAL SELECTION Berlin Int l Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION Toronto Int l Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION Venice Film Festival, OFFICIAL SELECTION Rio de Janeiro Int l Film Festival, and most important )- OFFICIAL SELECTION Warsaw Film Festival. *****. ________

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