Filmfest 2008

An empty highway extends as far as the eye can see in the middle of a quiet and barren landscape. Built many years ago, it has remained unused and is slowly decaying. Just a few meters from the fencing where the tarmac is shot through with green, stands a lonely house with a little garden. In this house lives a family. The family’s peaceful existence is threatened when the highway is re-opened. Refusing to move, Marthe, Michel and their three children find innovative ways to adapt to their new environment. They continue their happy-go-lucky routine despite the daily stress of hundreds of noisy, speeding cars. But suspicions about the highway’s unknown long-term dangers cause family tension ... "The idea for HOME came to me while driving in the car looking at what was beside the motorway: often there were houses only a few meters away, with people in the garden, tables a few meters from exhaust pipes or even houses with the windows bricked up. I wanted to change the perspective, to look at things from the other point of view." Urusla Meier in indieWIRE

tags: Feature film

Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet, Adélaïde Leroux, Madeleine Budd


Director: Ursula Meier