Beyond Words

Pomiędzy słowami, 2017, 84 min.

Beyond Words (2017)


Gdynia Film Festival
Best Cinematography
Best Sound for Miroslaw Makowski, Maciej Pwalowski, Jan Schermer


Director Urszula Antoniak
Screenplay Urszula Antoniak
Cinematography Lennert Hillege
Production Designer Miren Oller, Katarzyna Jedrzejczak
Producers Lukasz Dzieciol, Piotr Dzieciol, Floor Onrust, Noortje Wilschut
Michael Jakub Gierszal
Stanislaw Andrzej Chyra
Franz Christian Löber
Michael is a 28-year-old lawyer from Berlin. His behavior and manners remind 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, Michalek. He meets Stanislaw, his 55-year-old father from Poland. He sees him for the first time. Stanislaw 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.