THE MOLE in Australia at the "5th Polish Film Festival Melbourne Sydney 2012".
- MELBOURNE, 14 october, 7:15 PM, (Classic Cinema Elsternwick 1)
- w CANBERRA, 18 october, 7:00 PM (The National Film & Sound Archive)
- w SYDNEY, 27 october, 7:00 PM (Ritz Cinema Randwick 5)
THE MOLE: Award in the 1st and 2nd Feature Film Section at the Film Forum Zadar - 3rd International Film Festival in Croatia!
"THE MOLE addresses the complex issues of how to deal with the past in a country were the transition to democracy has left a lot of unresolved issues, and it does through extremely efficient storytelling that uses the challenges faced by a normal family in Poland to tell us about a situation that transcends the borders of Poland to present the difficulties faced by society to deal with open wounds."
THE MOLE (DER MAULWURF) in Germany (at Filmland Polen 2012)!
- Hannover, KoKi: 22.09.2012, 5 PM
- Hamburg, Metropolis: 23.09.2012, 5 PM
- Lübeck, KoKi: 24.09.2012, 8:30 PM.
THE MOLE in Vilnius at the 12. Polish Film Week!
- 16.09, 7 PM, Multikino
- 17.09, 8:30 PM, Pasaka
- 19.09, 7 PM, Skalvija.
THE MOLE is released in France by Fondivina Distribution in 15 cinemas!
THE MOLE in Poland:
- at the 18. Film Summer Festival in Warsaw (April 17, Kino Luna)
- at the 2012 Off Plus Camera, International of Independant Cinema, Krakow. Polish Feature Films Competition (April 13 - 22)
- at the 26. Tarnowska Nagroda filmowa. Main Competition (April 21 - 29)
THE MOLE in the United States:
- at the Belmont World Film 2012, Massachusetts (April 2, 7:30 PM, studio cinema)
- at the 2012 Filmfest DC, The Washington DC International Film Festival (April 13, 8:30 and April 14, 4:45 PM, Landmark's E Street Cinema)
THE MOLE in France:
- at the 2012 Aubagne International Film Festival (main competition, March 20, 3:30 PM)
- at the 30th. Itinerances Film Festival, Ales (March 21, 9:30 PM)
- at the 7th. Film Festival A l'Est du Nouveau, Rouen (April 17, 8:30 PM and April 19, 6:00 PM)
THE MOLE will be screened in the UK during the 10th Polish Film Festival KINOTEKA:
- Sunday 11 March / 8.00 pm / Riverside Studio / LONDON
- Wednesday 14 March / 8.45 pm / Filmhouse Cinema / EDINBURGH
- Sunday 18 March / 6.30 pm / Queen's Film Theater / BELFAST
THE MOLE at the 28. International Film Festival of Mons (Belgium), in the European Competition.
Screening: 01/03/2012 at 6:30 PM (Imagix)
At the XIX Polish Film Festival "Prowincjonalia" THE MOLE won:
- The Audience Award - "Jańcio Wodnik" for the best men role (Marian Dziedziel)
- The Audience Award - "Jańcio Wodnik" in cathegory: "the biggest discovery/event at the Festival"
THE MOLE will be presented in the Spectrum Section of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival.
Sceening: 19th of february (2:00 PM), Cineworld
Rafael Lewandowski is nominated for the prestigious "Passports 2011" prize, a national award given by the weekly Polish magazine Polytika.
At the 12th Arras Film Festival in Northern France, THE MOLE won both the Audience Award and the French Film Critics Award!
November 10th is the opening day for one of Germany's oldest and most prestigious festivals: the 60th International Film Festival of Mannheim-Heidelberg. Dedicated to first and second films, it has premiered films by well-known filmmakers such as Jim Jarmusch, Thomas Vinterberg, Wim Wenders and François Truffaut. THE MOLE has been selected to screen among the 18 films in the International Discoveries section.
THE MOLE premieres at several international festivals: Noordelijk Film Festival 2011 (Netherlands - Interregio Panorama), 2011 Seville European Film Festival (Spain - Eye On Films Section, 26th Mar Del Plata International Film Festival (Argentina - Panorama), 2011 Kaunas International Film Festival (Lithuania - Identity Film Section), 25th Haifa International Film Festival (Israel - Eye On Films Section)
THE MOLE in Hollywood! The winners of the 12th Annual Polish Film festival are announced at the opening night gala. And the main award, the Hollywood Eagle, goes to…. director Rafael Lewandowski for THE MOLE! Marian Dziędziel collects the award on Rafael’s behalf.
THE MOLE at the 47th Chicago International Film Festival: THE MOLE is selected as one of only fifteen films from around the world which will be fighting for the Gold Hugo award at America’s oldest film festival.
THE MOLE at the Zbyszka Cybulski awards: Magdalena Czerwińska is nominated for this year’s award. The Zbyszka Cybulski awards were founded in 1969 with the aim of “shining a light on young actors distinctive in their outstanding individuality”.
THE MOLE at the 30th Young and Cinema Festival in Koszalin: the film wins the Audience’s Award!
THE MOLE at the World Film Festival in Montreal: Borys Szyc wins the Best Actor award. Rafal Lewandowski, the film’s director, collects the award on Borys’ behalf.
For his moving rendition of the character of the father in "The Mole", Marian Dziedziel was named Best Supporting Actor at the 36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia!
"The Mole" selected for the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia!
12 feature films (among 40 submissions) have been chosen for the official competition of the 36th annual Polish Film festival. For the first time in decades, the most important film festival in Poland has decided to reduce the number of films in competition.
Michal Chacinski, the festival's new artistic director, explains that the selection is composed of the best films made in Poland: "These films are accessible to audiences around the world. They are a great showcase for our film industry and demonstrate that this has been a good year for Polish cinema. They also show how Polish filmmakers choose to tell their stories in different ways, that they build their own worlds and that they draw on different narrative modes. Above all, these films are very artistically accomplished."
In previous years, the festival presented more than 20 films in competition. This smaller selection for this year's edition marks a new chapter in the history of the festival.
We are honored that "The Mole" will take part.
The festival takes place June 6-11 and "The Mole" will be screened on June 10.
For more details, see www.festiwalgdynia.pl
Starting on February 10th at the Berlinale, Kret (completed in December 2010) will be presented to distributors and international sales agents, as well as to festival scouts. These early preview screenings are organized by Metro Films and Kuiv Productions, with support from the Polish Film Institute (PISF).
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.
In today's Poland, 20 years after the transition to democracy, the past continues to haunt the present, and Paweł's father's story causes a stir. It makes headlines along with an ongoing trial about the crackdown of the miner's strikes of December 1981, where Zygmunt was a leader. Journalists are quick to point out that Paweł's wife Ewa is the daughter of one of the miners who was killed during the crackdown.
Although he is shaken by the news, Paweł is certain that his father's enemies invented the story. But Zygmunt's bizarre reactions lead Paweł to doubt his innocence, the former resistance leader is in such a panic that he is unable to stand up and publicly deny the accusations. And even worse, out of paranoia, Zygmunt decides to go hide with his cousin Tadeusz, who has settled in the Polish community in the North of France, to wait for "things to settle down."
Paweł's world is suddenly turned upside down. Normally uninterested in politics, he finds himself at the heart of one of the country's most controversial political debates. Zygmunt's disappearance is interpreted as an admission of guilt by many, who begin to consider Paweł as the "son of a collaborator". And his relationship with Ewa inevitably suffers.
Garbarek, a former officer of the secret police under the communist regime,
holds some of the answers to what Paweł's father actually did at the time.But the whole truth is even more difficult to face, as much for Paweł, as it is for his country...
PAWEŁ | BORYS SZYC
ZYGMUNT | MARIAN DZIĘDZIEL
EWA | MAGDALENA CZERWIŃSKA
GARBAREK | WOJCIECH PSZONIAK
TADEUSZ | SŁAWOMIR ORZECHOWSKI
UNION CHIEF | BARTŁOMIEJ TOPA
RYSIEK | JERZY JANECZEK
JAN | DARIUSZ SZYMOR
ZYGMUNT'S MOTHER | STANISŁAWA ŁOPUSZAŃSKA
WOJCIECH | MICHAŁ ROLNICKI
EWA'S MOTHER | KRYSTYNA WIŚNIEWSKA-SŁAWEK
ROMAN | JULIUSZ KRZYSZTOF WARUNEK
SCREENPLAY | IWO KARDEL | RAFAEL LEWANDOWSKI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY | PIOTR ROSOŁOWSKI
EDITOR | AGNIESZKA GLIŃSKA
MUSIC | JÉRÔME REBOTIER
SOUND | TOMASZ WIECZOREK | AGATA CHODYRA | MÉLISSA PETITJEAN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER | JERZY TALIK
CO-PRODUCER | MARK EDWARDS
PRODUCERS | MARCIN WIERZCHOSŁAWSKI | JACEK KUCHARSKI
TITLE: THE MOLE (Polish title: KRET)
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2010
RUNNING TIME: 108 MINUTES
PICTURE: COLOR, 1,85:1
SOUND: DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
SHOOTING FORMAT: DIGITAL 4K RAW FILES (RED ONE CAMERA)
DISTRIBUTION FORMATS: 35mm prints and DCP (Digital Cinema Prints)
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