Across the Border - Five Views From Neighbours

A film by Paweł Łoziński, Jan Gogola, Peter Kerekes, Robert Lakatos, Biljana Čakič-Veselič
A 2004, 131 Min.
Dolby Stereo, 35mm, 1:1,85


A serious, absurd, magical, funny and poetic crash course on new old neighbours:


ACROSS THE BORDER is a polyglot portrait of ideas about borders at the beginning of the 21st century. In an episodic journey five directors from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia, present their view and vision of nation, identity and Europe: By placing their personal cinematographic imprint on multifaceted portraits of their home countries, they open up a broad space for encounters with the strangers next door.


Concept and Project Coordination:

Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser



Paweł Łoziński, Jan Gogola, Peter Kerekes, Robert Lakatos, Biljana Čakič-Veselič



Jacek Bławut, Vladan Vála, Martin Kollár, György Réder, Janez Kališnik



Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk, Andrea Pugner, Marek Šulík, Ferenc Szabó, Uja Irgolič


Production Manager:

Markus Glaser



Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer



NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH


with support of:

ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen


TVP Telewizja Polska


Golden Dove, MDR Film Prize, DokLeipzig. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (2004)
Best Feature Documentary, Best European Film, Syracuse Internationales Film & Video Festival (2005)


Leipzig , 2004
Osnabrück , 2005
Moscow, 2005
Trenčianske Teplice, 2005
Tursak, 2005
Munich, 2005
Minneapolis, 2005
Linz, 2005
Syracuse, 2005
Diagonale, Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, 2005
Mannheim , 2004
Maribor, 2004
Amsterdam , 2004
Florence, 2004
Jihlava, 2004
Lisboa , 2005