35mm / DCP - 2011 - Poland - 108 min - Color - Thriller
Original title: KRET
A film by Rafael Lewandowski
Paweł, a Polish man in his early 30s, makes a living with his father Zygmunt importing second-hand clothing from the North of France to Southern Poland.
On his way back from one of regular “business trips”, Paweł is shocked to discover his father’s picture on the cover of a Polish tabloid newspaper. The headline “traitor” is written next to his name. Zygmunt is a genuine hero of the struggle against totalitarianism and a recognized member of the “Solidarność” labor movement of the 80s. But now, Zygmunt is suddenly accused by the paper of having acted as a secret informer called THE MOLE by the communist regime.
Original language: Polish
Produced by: Marcin Wierzcholslawski, Jacek Kucharski, Mark Edwards
Metro Films, Kuiv Productions
Festival du Film polonais de Gdynia, Pologne 2011 – Compétition Officielle / Festival des films du Monde de Montréal, Canada 2011 – Compétition Officielle / Festival des Premiers Films de Koszalin 2011, Pologne / Festival International du Film de Kaunas, Lituanie 2011/ Festival International du Film de Chicago, Etats-Unis 2011 / Festival du Film polonais de Los Angeles, Etats-Unis 2011 / Festival International du Film de Haifa, Israel 2011 / Festival International des Producteurs REGIO FUN, Pologne 2011/ Festival du Film européen de Seville, Espagne 2011/ Festival International du Film d'Arras, France 2011 – Compétition Officielle / Festival International du Film de Mar del Plata, Argentine 2011 / Festival du Film du Nord, Pays-Bas 2011 / Etats-Unis de Mannheim-Heidelberg, Allemagne 2011 / Festival International du Film de Pune, Inde 2012 / Festival du Film de Trieste, Italie 2012 / Rencontres internationales du Cinéma de Patrimoine et du Film restauré de Vincennes, France 2012 / Festival International du Film de Dublin, Irlande 2012 / Festival du Film Polonais "Prowincjonalia", Pologne 2012 / Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons, Belgique 2012 – compétition officielle / KINOTEKA Festival du Film polonais de Londres, UK 2012 / Festival du Film de Belmont, Etats-Unis 2012 / Festival International du Film de Washington DC, Etats-Unis 2012 / Showroom Sheffield, session EOF, UK 2012 / Film POLSKA, Allemagne 2012 / Festival de cine Euro-Africain, Tchad 2012 / Festival du Film polonais "Wisla", Russie 2012 / Festival du Film de Galway, Irlande 2012 / FilmForum Festival International du Film de Zadar, Croatie 2012 / Cinematik Festival International du Film de Piestany, Slovaquie 2012 / Festival International du Film Misr, Egypte 2012 / Festival du Film d'Europe Centrale – CINEAST, Luxembourg 2012 / Festival du Film polonais, Australie 2012 / Semaines du Film polonais, Finlande 2012 / PFestival du Film polonais, Roumanie 2012 / Kinopolis - 7ème Festival du Film polonais, Irlande 2012 / FilmPOLSKA München, Allemagne 2012 / Festival du cinéma européen, Azerbaijan 2012 / Festival du Film d'Europe Centrale - CINEAST, Luxembourg 2012 / Polish Film festival, Australie / Polish Film Weeks, Finlande 2012 / Polish Film Festival - Roumanie 2012 / Kinopolis - 7th Polish Film Festival, Irelande 2012 / De l'Ecrit à l'Ecran Festival, France 2014
Audience Award - Arras, France 2011/ French Critics Award - Arras, France 2011 / Best supporting Actor Award to Marian Dziędziel - Gdynia 2011 / Best supporting Actor Award to Marian Dziędziel - Gdynia 2011 / Best Male Actor Award to Borys Szyc - Montreal FFM 2011 / Audience Award - Koszalin 2011 / Paszport Polityki 2011 award for Best film – Poland 2011 / Best Male Actor Award to Marian Dziędziel - "Prowincjonalia" Film Festival 2012, Poland / Best discovery of the Festival for The Mole and its director - "Prowincjonalia" Film Festival 2012, Poland / Award of the Best film in the 1st and 2nd feature films section, Zadar Film Forum Croatia 2012
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Rafael Lewandowski currently lives in Warsaw. He was born in 1969. His mother is French, his father Polish. As a teenager, he directed several 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. After writing and directing several short films he began working on documentaries. His thesis film, Cela (52’), was made in Warsaw in 1996. A shadowed gaze (52’), completed in 1998, is the portrait of the Production Designer Willy Holt who fi nally chose to speak about his experience at Auschwitz fifty years after he was deported. The next film, Hearings (99’), followed the media coverage of the Papon trial and was shot during this singular event in contemporary French history. In 2005, he shot Children of Solidarnosc (74’) about the generation of Poles born at the beginning of the 80’s. He has also made several films about the performing arts: In the shadow of Don Giovanni (2003), On the other side of the Canvas (2005) and He art of silence (2009). He also directed short documentary programs for France 5 and Arte. His films have been selected and awarded prizes at a number of 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. They have also been broadcast on such channels as France 2, Planète, Arte, TVP, RTBF, RAI, TSR, Israeli Television...