With Home Is Not A Place, Clara Trischler creates an audiovisual collage gleaned from fragments of her family´s history. Narrated memories are combined with filmic snapshots from the family´s private archive. Looking back in time, the filmmaker´s grandparents report to her about stages of life and particular crossroads. Biographical scenes are recalled according to a linear pattern, telling about life together in former Czechoslovakia, subsequent work-related trips to East Pakistan and Kenya. So it comes to pass that this Slovakian nuclear family is on the road when the Prague Spring breaks out.
Festivals And Awards
After studying film at the European Film College in Denmark, Clara Trischler worked in the Holocaust Research Center of "Yad Vashem" in Israel as well as being a writer for Austrian radio broadcasting during the Gaza War of 2009. After several film jobs in Berlin and New York she finished her studies of screenwriting at the Film academy of Vienna and the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte in Buenos Aires where she discovered her love for documentary films. Currently she studies documentary film directing at the Film university Konrad Wolf in Babelsberg and lives in Berlin.
This Human World IHRFF, Vienna 2016. Diagonale, Graz 2016. VIS Vienna 2016.