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Beyond Words Dir. Urszula Antoniak

  • Poland
  • 85 mins
  • 2017
  • Drama
  • B&W

16:15 Fri 24 Nov 2017 Cinemobile €10/€9 EXPIRED

17:45 Sun 26 Nov 2017 Cinemobile €10/€9 EXPIRED

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Main Cast: Andrzej Chyra, Jakub Gierszal, Christian Löber

Nothing in Michael, a young and successful Berlin lawyer, gives away his Polish roots. However, the sudden appearance of his father, who was long presumed dead, plunges Michael him into an existential crisis. Director Urszula Antoniak (Nothing Personal) uses her own history – Polish, grew up in Holland – to brilliant effect, exploring themes of migration, parenthood and identity. It’s not only timely and thematically interesting, it is also remarkably cinematic, with outstanding camera work from Lenert Hillege. Antoniak’s lead character requires a fluent bilingual performance and take a bow Jakub Gierszał – a substantial, thoughtful actor fast becoming one of the most highly regarded talents of his generation. He’s ably supported by Polish star, Andrzej Chyra, together with Christian Löber and Justyna Wasilewska. Jakub and Director Urszula Antoniak will be in Kilkenny to present both screenings .

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