Jessica, an ambitious cello student, moves into a new flat, with her boyfriend Lorenz. When she receives the honorable invitation to represent Germany in an international contest for classical music it seems to be her great opportunity – but at the same time an enormous pressure. In her home, Jessica starts preparing meticulously for the contest.

However, her own four walls don’t appear to shelter her as Jessica finds herself increasingly exposed to small and major anonymous harassments. What is the neighbour’s involvement, who mysteriously pries behind half-closed curtains ?

Original title: HomeSick
Theme(s): Paranoia
Produced by: PICTURES Produktion
About director
  • Jakob M. Erwa

    Born in 1981 in Graz, Austria, graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich in 2007. His debut film Heile Welt (2006, All The Invisible Things) won the « Grand Diagonale Prize – Best Austrian Film » as well as the « German Independence Award – Best German Film » at the Oldenburg International Film Festival. Furthermore, his film was nominated for the « First Step Award » and the « Studio Hamburg Nachwuchpreis » and Erwa was invited to attend numerous festivals around the world (Moscow IFF, Chicago IFF, Sao Paolo IFF, Valladolid IFF, Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis). He loves new challenges and unconventional approaches. His latest film HomeSick is his own, independent production. 

    « HOMESICK represents a new step in my film career: very peculiar, independently funded and my first own production. I am very excited and curious to see where this film is going to take my team and me… »


Festival(s) & Award(s)
  • Berlinale (2015) Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Official Selection