• Feature
  • 2017
  • 85 Minutes
  • France, Netherlands, Poland
  • Language: German and Polish and English

Nothing in Michael, a young and successful Berlin lawyer, gives away his Polish roots. The sudden appearance of his father, who was long presumed dead, plunges Michael into an existential crisis. After his father leaves, Michael can’t return to his life as a German

Director: Urszula Antoniak



Cameraimage, Polish Films Competition, Poland, 2017

Les Arcs European Film Festival, France, 2017

Polish Film Festival, Poland, 2017: Best Cinematography, Best Sound

Cast and Crew

DOP / Camera: Lennert Hillege

Editor: Natalia Alonso Casale, Milenia Fiedler

Sound: Jan Schermer

Producer: Lukasz Dzieciol, Floor Onrust

Cast: Jakub Gierszal, Andrzej Chyra, Christian Loeber, Justyna Wasilewska


Urszula Antoniak

After her studies at the Polish and Dutch Film Academy, Urszula Antoniak wrote and directed her debut film Nothing personal (2009) which won six awards in Locarno and was nominated for 2 European Film Academy Awards. Her second feature Code Blue (2011) premiered in Cannes’ Directors Fortnight. Her third feature Nude Area was released in 2014. In that same year Life According to Nino, a children film for which she wrote the screenplay, won Best International Feature at Cinekid. Beyond Words is Antoniak’s fourth feature film.

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