Warschau Frankenstein

Warsaw Frankenstein

The artist Boris Sieverts is in Warsaw for the first time. In Cologne he runs his “Office for City Travels”. After Cologne, Duisburg, Luxemburg and Paris he now wants to offer the people of Warsaw a trip through their city as well. For weeks he is wandering with a backpack and a city map through areas of which everyone is claiming, that they are not worth a visit. He meticulously looks for anomalies, cracks and edges on topographical maps. In so doing he finds places that have eluded perception, the barren lands, the parking garages and the backyards. Ugly corners that nobody is proud of but still tell something intrinsic about a city.

Director's Biography
CHRISTIANE BÜCHNER, born 1965 in Freiburg, Germany, studied at Berlin University of the Arts and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 1994 she founded the production company Büchner Filmproduktion together with Tobias Büchner. Since 2001 Christiane Büchner has been a Member of the Committee at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. // Films (selected): PERESTROIKA – UMBAU EINER WOHNUNG (pereSTROIKA – the reconstruction of a flat, 2008, doc; CE '09), TANJA ROCKTt! (Tanja Rocks!, 2008, doc), WARSCHAU FRANKENSTEIN (Warsaw Frankenstein, 2012)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2013
Christiane Büchner
Germany 2012
94 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Herbert Schwarze
Cinematography Justyna Feicht
Editing Nina von Guttenberg
Sound/Sounddesign Sławomir Karolak, Tomasz Wieczorek
Music Aleksander Lason, The Silesian String Quartet/Kwartet Slaski
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