The Song of Others

A film by Vadim Jendreyko


Is it inevitable that history, with all its nightmares, endlessly repeat itself?

Having grown up in a time when a sense of new beginnings characterized many European countries, when old patterns seemed to be overcome and national borders were being dismantled, the author is confronted with this existential question.

He embarks on a cinematic journey, following the traces of old fissures across Europe.

The encounters along the way lead him deeper and deeper into the question of our dealings with history and memory. And they enable him to recognize patterns that are passed down from generation to generation and in which we as a society seem to be trapped. He meets people whose goals, in both thought and action, extend beyond short-term utilitarian thinking.

In “Singing the Song of Others – A Search for Europe”, these encounters form a chorus that points to ways outside the recurring nightmares that have shaped this continent for centuries.

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  • Credits


    Róbert Molnár, Luigi Rotolo, Guy Spenle, Michel Petitjean, Daan Verfaillie, Evi Nomikou, Tomasz Wesołowski, Jovan Divjak, Dževad Karahasan, Nermin Ibrulj, Alma Ganz, Ronny Nygård, Ingrid Sommerseth 


    Vadim Jendreyko

    Writing and research

    Vadim Jendreyko, Anna Götte


    Marcus Winterbauer, Jonas Jäggy, Vadim Jendreyko


    Patrick Becker, Maria Molina, Moritz Springer


    Giles Gardner, Vadim Jendreyko

    Original music

    Daniel Almada

    Sound design

    Daniel Almada


    Vadim Jendreyko

    Associated producers

    Hercli Bundi, Susanne Guggenberger

    Production manager

    Pascal Moor

    Colorist and Digital Composition

    Hannes Rüttimann


    Mira Film GmbH, Zurich

    In co-production with

    SRF Swiss Radio and Television and SRG SSR

    Editor SRF

    Urs Augstburger

    National Coordination SRG SSR

    Sven Wälti

    In cooperation with

    Udo Bremer, ZDF/3sat

    Funded by

    Federal Office of Culture FOC

    Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt

    Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Landschaft

    Film and Media Art Committee BS / BL

    Zurich Film Foundation


    Succès Passage Antenne, SRG SSR

    S. Fischer Foundation

    Volkart Foundation

    Grenzgänger Program Robert Bosch Foundation

    Literary Colloquium Berlin

    Distribution Switzerland

    Vinca Film GmbH

  • Technical Details
    Duration136 min
    Original LanguageGerman, English, Greek, Bosnian, Flemish, Polish, French, Chinese
    SubtitlesDeutsch, Englisch
  • Festivals

    Visions du Réel

    April 12, 2024 - April 21, 2024

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