Scene from the film Heimatklänge / Echoes of Home
Scene from the film Heimatklänge / Echoes of Home
Scene from the film Heimatklänge / Echoes of Home
Scene from the film Heimatklänge / Echoes of Home

Heimatklänge / Echoes of Home

  • Switzerland
  • Germany
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What does a baby's cry have in common with the echo of a mountain yodler, and what connects the head tone of a Tuvin nomad with the stage show of a vocal artist? The answer is: THE VOICE. Against a background of powerful alpine vistas and modern city landscapes, „heimatklänge” enters the wondrous sonic world of three exceptional Swiss vocal artists. Their universe of sound extends far beyond what we would describe as singing. In their engagement with local and foreign traditions, the powerful mountain landscape becomes a stage as do the landscapes and sonic backdrops of modern life.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Stefan Schwietert
  • DOP
    Pio Corradi, Matthias Kälin
  • Music
    Knut Jensen
  • Sound
    Oswald Schwander
  • Duration
    81 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
    • Germany
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Awards
    • Prize of Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d’Art et d’Essai 2007
    • Tagesspiegel Reader’s Prize 2007
    • Publikumspreis Visions du Réel 2007
    • Jury Price Unerhört! Musikfilmfestival in Hamburg statt 2007 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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