Borderland

a film by Andreas Voigt

Borderland

Germany | 2020 | 97:00 min

Original Title:
GRENZLAND

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
The river Oder: A historical and cultural landscape churned again and again by the tide of events of the past century. A tale told in concentric circles about a region which was and still is the scene of the beginning, end and open middle of voluntary and involuntary migrations. Virulent issues of daily life and politics that, asked with confident casualness, provide a robust account of the present.

Movements and stories in the border region between Poland and Germany – Andreas Voigt’s new film takes up the themes of his 1992 work “Borderland – A Journey”. The charged term “homeland” stirs up (trouble in) the minds and hearts of the people: What it once was and what has become of it! Sure, that’s not the top priority in their daily agenda. But how people appropriate this term and how that in turn structures their attitudes also determines how they figure out the taste of life in the here and now of Europe. The search for closeness is confronted with the insistence on distance. Communication about belonging becomes flimsy because the body language says something different than the spoken word. As a film that’s not about administering a politically correct separation diet, “Borderland” provokes experiences and enables encounters. (DOK Leipzig, Ralph Eue)
Festivals/Awards
2020
63 DOK Leipzig — German Competition
Cast and Crew
  • Director Andreas Voigt
  • Producer Andreas Voigt, Barbara Etz (Barbara Etz Filmproduktion), Klaus Schmutzer (a jour Film), Kasimir Beer (nordfilm)
  • Director of Photography Andreas Voigt, Sebastian Richter, Marcus Lenz, Maurice Wilkerling, Wojciech Ostrowski
  • Editor Ina Tangermann
Original Languages

German

Polish

English

Co-Production Company
á jour Film-& Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Germany
Barbara Etz Filmproduktion
Germany
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