BEYOND WORDS

Nothing about Michael — a young and successful Berlin lawyer — gives away his Polish roots. The sudden appearance of his father — who was presumed dead — plunges Michael into an existential crisis. After his father leaves, Michael is unable to simply resume his life as a German.

main cast Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Chyra, Christian Löber, Justyna Wasilewska

script & director Urszula Antoniak DOP Lennert Hillege Editor Millennia Fidler, Sound Design Jan Schermer Production Design Miren Oller & Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk Costume Design Paulina Sieniarska & Heleen Heintjes Make-up Anna Kieszczyńska Line Producer Chris Stenger Producers Floor Onrust & Noortje Wilschut (Family Affair Films) Piotr & Lukasz Dzięcioł (Opus Film) all cast & crew

length 87 minutes languages german, polish distributor September Film sales agent Global Screen GmbH financers Netherlands Filmfund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Polish Film Institute, Lodz, Eurimages

festivals Toronto International Film Festival Section: Contemporary World Cinema San Sebastian Festival
Competition for Golden Shell Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych  Official Competition Warsaw Film Festival International Competition Kilkenny Subtitle Festival Festival de Cinema Europeen Des Arcs

wins Polish Film Festival 2017 : best cinematography, best sound Netherlands Film Festival 2018 : best cinematography, best sound Kilkenny Subtitle Festival 2017: the Angela Award

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