Director: Przemysław Wojcieszek

Poland, Drama, 2012, 82 min, polish with english and lithuanian subtitles, T
Ksawery (Tomasz Tyndyk), a 30-year-old dancer who performs as a drag queen, and his agent Karolina (Agnieszka Podsiadlik) are visiting Ksawery’s grandfather Jan (Marek Kępiński) in the country. Ksawery is gay, Karolina is Jewish, and Jan is guarding a dark secret from the time of the Holocaust. Ksawery learns that his beloved grandfather had murdered a Jewish family trying to return to their home at the end of World War II and struggles to find out the truth and deal with the emotions it brings about. Polish director Przemyslaw Wojcieszek’s experimental psychological drama “Secret” is a visually compelling, unpredictable and edgy film about multi-layered identities and a complex nature of human relationship.
About the director:
Director and screenwriter Przemyslaw Wojcieszek was born in 1974 in Jelcz-Miłoszyce, Poland. He studied Polish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland). He wrote the screenplay for Witold Adamek’s film “Monday” (Poniedziałek, 1999) in 1998 and directed his own first film “Kill Them All” (Zabij ich wszystkich) in 1999. Since then he has written and directed several low-budget feature films – “Louder Than Bombs” (Głośniej od bomb, 2001), “Down Colorful Hill” (W dół kolorowym wzgórzem, 2004), “The Perfect Afternoon” (Doskonałe popołudnie, 2005), “Made In Poland” (2010) – that received multiple national and international awards. Since 2004 has staged several plays in Polish theatres. With the advent of digital cinema, Wojcieszek turned to experimental digital filmmaking and rejected the rules of traditional cinematographic narrative. His film “Secret” is his first step in this new stage in his career.
Section: Identity

Screenplay: Przemysław Wojcieszek

Dir. of Photography: Jakub Kijowski

Music: Krzysztof Prętkiewicz

Cast: Tomasz Tyndyk, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marek Kępiński