Home Sweet Home

HOME SWEET HOME is a film about the invisibility of domestic violence.
Director Annika searches for clues & interviews her grandmother Rose about old family Super8 recordings from the 50s and 60s. They show a family at the time of the German “Economic Miracle”: a fancy house with a garden, a vacation at the North Sea, a trip to the National Garden Show. These are images that have inscribed themselves in the collective memory of the Federal Republic; it is a social expectation that is captured on film - you record what you want to see.
Behind the facade, memories come up, fragments of a bygone era that still resonates. The film addresses the discrepancy between appearance and reality. Upon closer examination, the doubts that are awakened in the viewers make the invisible visible. Through Rose’s narration, the image of post-war West German family happiness is dismantled piece by piece.

Director: Annika Mayer

Producer: Annika Mayer


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Production Company: Raina Films
Duration: 68 min.
Country of Production: Germany

Shooting Format: HD
Language: German
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • DOK Leipzig Int'l Film Festival
    German Competition Documentary Film


Human Interest / Social Issues, Women Stories