Lecce European Film Festival

Teresa Kotyk – Home Is Here #fceLecce

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The connections between two lonely souls that never meet.

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PODCAST | Chiara Nicoletti interviews Teresa Kotyk, director of Home Is Here from the 2017 Lecce European Film Festival.

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After presenting it at Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival, Teresa Kotyk brought her feature directorial debut Home Is Here in Lecce for the annual European Film Festival, where it was featured in the main competition.

Home is Here makes a peculiar connection: a link between two lonely people, two lonely souls, both looking for a place, a real home, and stronger concrete feelings. The two protagonists of the film never meet. Kotyk plays with the paradox of connections and relationships that grow out of little rituals, such as the exchange of little and few but significant messages. Although the title could partially give away the intent of the film, Home Is Here elaborates on what “home” means and how it is more of a place inside ourselves, a place where we may discover who we really are.

HOME IS HERE. Young Hannah is temporarily living with her mother and her little brother in the Olympic Village at Innsbruck. One day she breaks in at Max’s, who lives alone in a modern villa. Time and again Hannah secretly explores his seemingly austere house, until Max begins to notice subtle changes. He lets himself into a playful form of communication with Hannah that ultimately moves them both to see life is not about searching for a particular place or relationship, but instead that you can only find home in yourself: HOME IS HERE.


  • Reporter
    Chiara Nicoletti
  • Guest
    Teresa Kotyk
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Home Is Here
  • Festival section
    main competition
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