Beyond Words

Beyond Words


Urszula Antoniak

2017, 1 h 27 min

Michael is a 28-year-old lawyer from Berlin. As of his behaviour and manner, he reminds of his boss and friend, the 36-year-old Franz. On Friday in the morning, Michael switches from top class German to Polish and becomes a Pole, Michałek. He meets Stanisław, his 55-year-old father from Poland. He sees him for the first time. Stanisław enters the world of his son more as a symbol of a Father than as a real father. He is the only bond uniting Michael with Poland – the country with which the young man intentionally lost touch. The men are basically alien to each other. The situation is awkward and strangely intimate. The men spend the weekend together, which leaves a strong emotional mark on Michael.

written by Urszula Antoniak
director of photography Lennert Hillege 

production design Miren Oller, Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk
costume design Paulina Sieniarska
make-up Anna Kieszczyńska
sound Mirosław Makowski
edited by Milena Fiedler
cast Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Chyra, Christian Löber, Justyna Wasilewska
production Opus Film
producers Łukasz Dzięcioł, Piotr Dzięcioł, Floor Onrust
co-produced by Family Affair Films, EC-1 Łódź – Miasto Kultury w Łodzi
production managers Aleksandra Skraba, Noortje Wilschut
co-financed by Polish Film Institute

Main Competition
Konkurs Inne Spojrzenie
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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