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"In My Father’s House are Many Mansions" (German with English Subtitles), directed by Hajo Schomerus
Brother Jay recently moved into the world’s most unusual flat share. Nestled in the center of Jerusalem lies the heart of Christianity, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Under its roof six Christian denominations live door to door. The young Franciscan`s gentleness is severely challenged by the conflicts in this multi-cultural collective. As Father Samuel, Prior of the Armenian community, defends his brothers’ rank in the pecking order with ploy and passion. Patriarch Theophilos III., on the other hand, is content: his Greek-Orthodox monks rule over the house as if they were in sole reign. Abdilkadr Joudeh and Wajeeh Nusseibeh lock the door in the morning and at night. They keep out of all this - they are Muslim.
Nevertheless, they endlessly argue over the question which job is more prestigious: to hold the key or to actually turn it.
Directed by Hajo Schomerus born 1970 in Hanover, studied from 1993 film and television camera at the Fachhochschule Dortmund. During his studies he completed an internship in 1995 at the avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas at Anthology Film Archives, New York, sowie1998 two semesters at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, India.