I Was at Home, but... Blu-ray

I Was at Home, but...

Ich war zuhause, aber...

The films of Angela Schanelec have bewitched and mystified audiences with her unique, elliptical depictions of everyday life.

Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, I Was at Home, but... explores the impact of a devastating tragedy on a family, as they come to terms with grief, longing and life after the death of a loved one.

Schanelec’s films have a rhythm and tone all their own, and I Was at Home, but... achieves a remarkable balance of quiet poetry, wry humour and raw emotion.

2019 Berlin International Film Festival / Winner: Silver Bear - Best Director

2019 Mar del Plata Festival / Winner: Best Director 

2019 San Sebastián Festival / Winner: Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award

An elegantly radical mystery... Classically composed and gorgeously immersive, the new film from Angela Schanelec is a bizarre, mystifying work that is oddly comforting despite its many puzzles.” Jessica Kiang, Sight & Sound

A complex, challenging but brilliant work.” Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Exquisitely cryptic.” Guy Lodge, Variety

A meditation on how quietly absurd and incoherent the world seems when we are out of whack with it.”  Rory O'Connnor, CineVue

Production Year: 2019
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 12
Running Time: 105 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Language: German
Subtitles: English
Audio: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio / 2.0 Stereo LPCM
Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
Colour: Colour
Director Angela Schanelec
Cast Maren Eggert
Cast Clara Moeller
Cast Jakob Lassalle
Cast Lilith Stangenberg


  • High Definition, director-approved presentation of the of the film
  • A new and exclusive filmed interview with director Angela Schanelec (2021)
  • Three early short films by Angela Schanelec:
    - Lovely Yellow Colour (Schöne gelbe Farbe, 1991)
    - Far Away (Weit entfernt, 1992)
    - Prague, March '92 (Prag, März 92, 1992)
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by critic and journalist Carmen Gray
  • DTS HD 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo audio
  • Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C)