Home Sweet Home

  • 23.05.2008

According to the people in charge of the Critics’ Week (LT of 30.04.2008), they believed, even after announcing their program, that this jewel, which they considered “impossible not to show in Cannes”, was taken by Un certain regard. That is to say the partitions between the different sections of the festival…
But Home, a deeply moving chronicle of a family living on the edge of a disused highway who obsessively cloister themselves when the highway is suddenly opened, is well and truly in Cannes. That’s what counts, and that’s the least for one of the best Swiss-made films ever made.”

The same enthusiastic tone in Le Matin, where it is noted that despite the simultaneous screening of the fourth part ofIndiana Jones at the Grand Palais, Home held up well.
“Preceded by extremely positive rumors, this Swiss-French-Belgian production drew an impressive crowd to see this singular story played by Isabelle Huppert. The hearty applause that followed the screening augurs well for this magnificent work that some would have liked to see in the official competition.

For the critic Rafael Wolf, the satisfaction is total.
“By turns an intimate drama, a slapstick comedy, and even a psychological horror film (one must see the moment when the family closes itself in its house to escape the aggressions of the outside world), the story moves forward on a very tenuous thread that the filmmaker exploits to perfection.
The little things become jubilant script ideas, the characters are drawn in their attitudes more than in their psychologies, while Ursula Meier builds a fascinating utopian universe with a formidable freedom of tone. A small miracle of cinema which should be released in autumn in the French-speaking part of Switzerland”.

Ursula Meier was also interviewed by Swiss television, a split-screen that you can watch HERE.