Kinder. Wie die zeit vergeht / Children. As time flies

Year2007 Duration86 min. DirectorThomas Heise WriterThomas Heise EditorKarin Schöning, Trevor Hall SoundUve Haußig Production filmproduktion

Camera: Börres Weiffenbach
Co-production: Ö Filmproduktion, MDR
Producer: Heino Deckert
Co-producer: Katrin Schlösser
World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Children. As Time Flies is the third film in Thomas Heise’s “Jammed”-Trilogy about families from Halle-Neustadt, Germany. Now the director focuses on one family: Jeanette and her two sons Paul and Tommy, her parents and her youngest brother Tino. Everybody seems to go their own way: Jeanette finally has a daughter, a lasting relationship and the job as a bus driver she always wanted. Paul shines in school and football while his brother Tommy rather fights his way through life and struggles with staying in school. He broke all contact with his mother. Jeanette’s parents moved to the countryside and communicate rarely with their daughter. With them lives Tino, who identifies as Nazi but can’t talk to his father about it. Yet he regularly meets with Tommy.

Today’s footage is intercut with material from 1999 and creates a picture of speechlessness and stagnation. In its cool black and white images Children. As time Flies explores the situation of society today. How do you live?


  • 2007 DOK Leipzig
  • 2007 Duisburger Filmwoche
  • 2008 Visions du Réel Nyon
  • 2008 Crossing Europe IFF Linz
  • 2008 Planete Doc Review Warsaw
  • 2008 Cinéma Verité Iran Int. Documentary FF
  • 2008 DocBsAs Buenos Aires
  • 2008 DokumentART Neubrandenburg
  • 2008 Verzio Documentary FF Budapest
  • 2008 L’Alternativa Barcelona
  • 2008 Torino IFF
  • 2009 Festival dei Popoli Florence
  • 2010 Shanghai IFF Nominated for European Film Award 2008 in the category Documentary Film – Prix Arte
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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