"The Mole" in French Cinemas
Rafael Lewandowski and Borys Szyc. Photo by Marcin Kułakowski, Polish Film Institute
Kret (The Mole) by Rafael Lewandowski will be released in French cinemas on September 12, 2012. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
French Premiere on September 12
The Polish-French co-production Kret (The Mole) by Rafael Lewandowski will be released in French cinemas on September 12. The film’s distribution in France is handled by Fondivina Films, which previously also distributed Wszystko co kocham (All That I Love) by Jacek Borcuch. The gala screening attended by the film’s creators will be held on September 6 at the Le Balzak cinema in Paris. The film’s Polish distributor is Kino Świat. Kret (The Mole) was released in Polish theatres on August 5, 2011.
Kret (The Mole)
Rafael Lewandowski’s film is the story of 30-year-old Paweł who runs a company with his father, dealing in importing used clothing from France to Poland. On his way home from a business trip, Paweł notices a photo of his father on the cover of a popular tabloid newspaper. Zygmunt, a noted Solidarity activist recognized for his struggle against communism, is suddenly accused by the paper of being an informant for the communist secret service.
First-Time Director’s Film Co-Financed by the Polish Film Institute
Kret (The Mole) is the feature debut from director Rafael Lewandowski. The film was produced by Metro Films, and lensed by Piotr Rosołowski. The lead roles were played by Marian Dziędziel and Borys Szyc, with appearances by Magdalena Czerwińska, Wojciech Pszoniak, and Sławomir Orzechowski. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Success at Film Festivals in Poland and Abroad
Kret (The Mole) had its Polish premiere at the 36th Gdynia Film Festival, where it screened in Main Competition. Marian Dziędziel received the award for Best Supporting Actor. Kret (The Mole) also received recognition at film festivals abroad. At the Arras festival in France, the film received the Audience Award and Award of the French Association of Film Critics. Rafael Lewandowski also won this year’s Paszport Polityki in the Film category.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun