A strange brew of documentary and fiction that combines the prose of the day with surreal daydreams. Sieniawka, a city of childhood memories to which director Marcin Malaszczak feels inextricably bound, appears as a place beyond time and space. This post-apocalyptic cinematic essay is about what emerges at the intersection of madness and normalcy while constantly straying into classic sci-fi references. A strip mine, madhouse, a forest dump portray a slowly degrading mind through Malaszczak’s irreverent images that look familiar and alien all at once.
Born in 1985 in Kowary, Poland. As a child, he emigrated to West Berlin with his parents. He studied Film Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). He currently works and lives in Berlin. After the short The Swimmer (2010), Sieniawka, presented in the Forum section of the 63rd Berlinale Festival, is his feature-length debut.
2010 Der Schwimmer / The Swimmer (short)
2013 Sieniawka (doc.)