Beyond words


Pomiędzy słowami
reż|dir Urszula Antoniak| PL, DE | 2017 | 85 min
prod|pro Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł, Floor Onrust, Noortje Wilschut scen|wr Urszula Antoniak zdj|ph Lennert Hillege mon|ed Milenia Fiedler ob|cast Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Chyra, Christian Löber, Justyna Wasilewska dys|dis Best Film


The director deals with identity, connection with the place of birth and the place of living and the language. It is also an important film about the father and son relationship. The protagonist, a 28-year-old lawyer from Berlin, Michael is a Pole who is perfectly assimilated in German society. He uses impeccable German, he wears perfectly tailored suits. He consciously broke off contact with his country of origin and deliberately chose his new homeland. But can you cut yourself off from your roots irretrievably? Michael meets Stanisław, his 55 year old Polish father. Both men are actually strangers to each other. Men spend the weekend together, which leaves a strong emotional mark on Michael.

2017 Les Arcs EFF – Crystal Arrow Nomination
2017 Camerimage Polish Films Competition – Golden Frog Nomination (Lennert Hillege)
2017 Warsaw WFF – Ecumenical Jury Prize
2018 Gdynia PFF FF – Best Cinematography (Lennert Hillege), Best Sound (Miroslaw Makowski, Jan Schermer, Maciej Pawlowski), Golden Lion for Best Film nomination

Urszula Antoniak (1968), director and screenwriter, based in the Netherlands since the beginning of her career. She graduated from the Krzysztof Kieślowski Department of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia and from the Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie (NFTA) in Amsterdam. Her films have received a number of film awards, including the Locarno Film Festival Award and a nomination for the European Film Award for “Nothing Personal” (2009). In his subsequent movies, Antoniak talks about encounters with others, about multiculturalism, strangeness and the formation of human identity.

2017 Pomiędzy słowami|Beyond words
2014 Strefa nagości|Nude Area
2011 Code Blue|Code Blue
2009 Nothing Personal lNothing Personal

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