FEATURE | DCP | 126 MINUTES | 2013
SIENIAWKA is a journey into the irrational subconscious of humanity.
STEFAN attempts to make his way through a post-industrial no-man’s land. An encounter with a stranger forces the line between reality and imagination to become blurred. The future and the past become intertwined. Visions of another time emerge from Stefan’s mind.
The cold-blooded surgeon used to work in the dissecting room. There was a cinema where everyone would go on the weekend. A state of complete delirium caused a young man’s heart to stop beating.
In drifting through memory and the imaginary, Stefan witnesses death, mental illness and the margins of humanity in a passing world that resembles our own.
All that remains are ruins – everything begins to dissolve. The concrete world no longer resembles the one that he was forced to leave. Internal chaos is mirrored by external chaos.
17.05.1985 Kowary (Poland)
Born in Communist Poland, Marcin Malaszczak immigrated to West Berlin with his parents as a child.
Experiencing the relative nature of political systems and shifting between two completely different worlds and realities (East-West) have influenced his work predominantly. His films explore how human perception undergoes constant change in attempting to adopt to a changing environment. He uncovers the institutional powers of society, raising the question: to what extent can individual freedom be achieved. He studied Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). His first feature length film Sieniawka premiered at the 63rd Berlinale (Forum) in 2013. Marcin currently lives and works in Berlin.
Marcin has co-founded the film production company Mengamuk Films in 2012.
Marcin currently lives and works in Berlin.