Archive of films The Other Autumn / Anderer Herbst

Germany / Poland
2004, 19 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2004

This poetic documentary steeped in melancholy is a testimony of the director’s return to his native Poland. An exceptionally personal journey against the flow of time mixes memories and dreams with dismal slices of post-Communist reality.


A young filmmaker working in Germany returns to his native Poland by means of a visual verbal poem. Animated memories, dreams and words encounter slices of raw reality and together they form a melancholy testimony about his new-found home. “To me, this film means a return, an encounter and at the same time, a farewell,” confides the director. With the gradual alternation of shots underpinned by a poetic commentary, there is a strengthening of the feeling of scepticism felt when looking at the dismal reality of post-Communist Eastern Europe “suffering” from market economics.

About the director

Pawel Siczek (b. 1977, Warsaw) grew up in Libya and Switzerland. He has been studying documentary direction at the Film Academy in Munich since 2000. In 2001 he made the short documentary Country


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About the film

Color, 16 mm

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Director: Pawel Siczek
Screenplay: Pawel Siczek, Marion Neumann
Dir. of Photography: Marion Neumann
Music: Tassilo Männer
Editor: Pawel Siczek
Producer: Raik R. Böttcher
Production: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Contact: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München


Pawel Siczek


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