Across the Border - Five Views From Neighbours

A film by Paweł Łozinski, Jan Gogola, Peter Kerekes, Robert Lakatos, Biljana Cakic-Veselic

A 2004, Dolby Stereo, 35mm, 1:1,85, 131 Min., Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovenian with subtitles

Synopsis

A serious, absurd, magical, funny and poetic crash course on new old neighbours:

 

ACROSS THE BORDER is a polyglot portrait of ideas about borders at the beginning of the 21st century. In an episodic journey five directors from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia, present their view and vision of nation, identity and Europe: By placing their personal cinematographic imprint on multifaceted portraits of their home countries, they open up a broad space for encounters with the strangers next door.

Credits

Concept and Project Coordination:

Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser

 

Directors:

Paweł Łoziński, Jan Gogola, Peter Kerekes, Robert Lakatos, Biljana Čakič- Veselič

 

Script:

Paweł Łoziński, Mariusz Gawryś, Jan Gogola, Peter Kerekes, Robert Lakatos, Biljana Čakič-Veselič, Carmen Breznikar

 


Photography:

Jacek Bławut, Vladan Vála, Martin Kollár, György Réder, Janez Kališnik

 

Editors:

Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk, Andrea Pugner, Marek Šulík, Ferenc Szabó, Uja Irgolič

 

Production Manager:

Markus Glaser

 

Producers:

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

 

Production:

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

 

with support of:

ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen

MEDIA

TVP Telewizja Polska

Awards

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Best Feature Documentary, Best European Film
Syracuse Internationales Film & Video Festival (2005)
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Golden Dove, MDR Film Prize
DokLeipzig. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (2004)

Festivals

Trenčianske Teplice (2005)
Moscow (2005)
Osnabrück (2005)
Lisboa (2005)
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (2005)
Syracuse (2005)
Linz (2005)
Minneapolis (2005)
Munich (2005)
Tursak (2005)
Jihlava (2004)
Florence (2004)
Amsterdam (2004)
Maribor (2004)
Mannheim (2004)
Leipzig (2004)

with support of

ORF_FFAbkommen_WS
media
TVP Telewizja Polska
STV
Filminstitut_WS
FFW_Web 3
Radio Televizija Slovenija
BMG Zomba

Production

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