From behind the Fence

Director: Leszek Dawid, Matl Findel

written & directed by Leszek Dawid, Matl Findel director of photography Leszek Dawid, Matl Findel inspired by Akademie Der Künste Berlin, Kazimierz Karabasz, Reinhard Hauff edited by Jakobine Motz sound by Ewa Usielska-Bogusz production managers Wojciech Bernacki, Andreas Goldstein produced by Indeks Film Studio, Matl Findel Film (Berlin) co-produced by ZDF, TVP1 producer Zdzisław Kuczyński, Matl Findel co-financed by The Polish Film Institute; Der Beauftragte Der Bundesregierung Für Kultur Und Medien; Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen

colour, 81′
Poland – Germany 2008


Two filmmakers from Poland and Germany, inspired by the Berlin Academy of Art, traveled to their neighbouring country looking for pictures, equipped only with still cameras. A film dialogue has been produced with 25 pairs of pictures, a kind of neighbourly chat. There is no action, plot, or characters. But it is a slice of life, with humour, the poetry of every day, and most of all – the freedom of looking.


Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza