The Mole (Kret)
Director: Rafael Lewandowski
Poland, 2010, 108 min., Polish with English subtitles
Synopsis: Pawel (Borys Szyc) in his early thirties, makes a living with his father Zygmunt (Marian Dziędziel) importing second-hand clothing from France to Poland. On his way back from one of regular "business trips", Pawel is shocked to discover his father's photo on the cover of a Polish tabloid newspaper with the accusation that he was a secret informer called THE MOLE by the communist regime. All his life, Pawel had known his father as a genuine hero of the struggle against totalitarianism and a recognized member of the "Solidarnosc" labor movement of the 80s. Suddenly he begins to doubt. Little by little, their relationships are undermined by the ghosts of the past... Preview the film here.
About the Director: Rafael Lewandowski was born in 1969. His mother is French, his father is Polish. As a teenager, he directed amateur films, before beginning to study cinema and working as an assistant on numerous productions. In 1996, he received a degree in Directing from La fémis in Paris. He is both a director and screenwriter. After writing and directing several short films, he began working on documentaries. He has also made films about the performing arts. His films have been selected and awarded prizes at many international festivals including the Cinema du Réel, New Directors/New Films at the MOMA, Amascultura, the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Doc Review, One World, and the Bradford Film Festival. The Mole is his feature debut.
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