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Kurmis

Director: Rafael Lewandowski

Thirty-year-old Paweł and his father, Zygmunt, imports second-hand clothes from Northern France to Poland. On his way back from a business trip, Paweł notices a photo of his father on the cover of a popular tabloid. The headline screams, "The Traitor". Zygmunt, a distinguished Solidarity activist, hailed as a hero in the fight against communism, is suddenly accused of having collaborated with the communist secret police under the code name "Mole". Although shocked by this information, Paweł believes that the story has been fabricated by his father’s enemies. The film explores the very current theme of an on-going investigation of people actively involved in the political events of the 1989 Solidarity movement in Poland.
 
About the director:
 
Born in 1969 to a French mother and Polish father, Rafael Lewandowski graduated from Film Directing from Paris film academy La Femis (France) in 1996. After writing and directing several short films he began working on documentaries. Lewandowski has won awards at numerous festivals, including the documentary film festival Cinema du Reel (France), New Documentaries film festival at MoMA (New York, USA), and the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (Poland).
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Rafael Lewandowski, Iwo Kardel

Dir. of Photography: Piotr Rosołowski

Music: Jérôme Rebotier

Cast: Borys Szyc, Marian Dziędziel, Magdalena Czerwińska, Wojciech Pszoniak, Sławomir Orzechowski