Beautiful Misunderstanding

Director: Paweł Ferdek

directed by Paweł Ferdek director of photography Monika Kotecka music by Tomasz Gwinciński edited by Rafał Samborski sound by Alon Yehuda Abraham production manager Anna Wydra produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, ul. Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, tel./fax +48 22 851 10 56-57, +48 22 851 10 67, e-mail:,
Poland 2009


Danya from Israel, Renata from Poland and Markus from Germany meet in Jerusalem to plan and organize a challenging dance project. They come from three countries that share a tragic history, which is exactly why they want to show the residents of this conflicted city that life in friendship and harmony is possible. The artists do some background work and strategic planning, then they head out into the streets; their efforts are confronted with the reality of life in Jerusalem.

Other attractions include a live headless woman, a live Jesus from Taiwan, and a dog that runs sideways. The film was made as part of the „Triangle Dialogue” programme of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, the IFS International Film School in Cologne and the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem.