Poland 2012 / 82'
director: Przemysław Wojcieszek
screenplay: Przemysław Wojcieszek
cinematography: Kuba Kijowski
music: Krzysztof Prętkiewicz
cast: Tomasz Tyndyk, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Marek Kępiński
awards: Gdynia Film Festival 2012 – special mention; Andrzej Munk Award - best cinematography
polish distributor: Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty
release date: 19.04.2013
Ksawery’s treats his grandfather, Jan, as an authority figure who has retired to his little country house and eagerly awaits his grandson’s visits. Ksawery performs onstage as a drag queen. Unexpectedly, Karolina appears in their lives, who is interested in the Polish-Jewish past. She studies Yiddish and digs in archives, where she discovers that Grandpa Jan was one of the perpetrators during the war. Przemysław Wojcieszek’s Secret is a cinematic experiment, an attempt to visualize a Polish-Jewish past that reflects on future generations. At the same time, the trio’s relationship is to be a starting point for discussion about tolerance and limits of trust among people who are close. Secret screened in the Forum section of this year’s Berlinale.
Przemysław Wojcieszek is a Polish film and theater director and screenwriter.Hestudied Polish at the Jagiellonian and Wrocław Universities. Wojcieszek authored the script to Witold Adamek’s film Monday, as well as all of his own films; his directorial debut came in 1999 with Kill Them All. He received the ‘Polityka’ magazine Passport (promising young artist award) in the film category for his original films that are manifestos of 30-year-olds trying to find their place in our reality. In 2004, he debuted as a playwright and theater director with the play Made in Poland, and has since directed 10 theater productions. His films The Perfect Afternoon, Made in Poland and Secret screened at Berlinale.
2001 Głośniej od bomb / Louder Than Bombs
2004 W dół kolorowym wzgórzem / Down Colourful Hill
2005 Doskonałe popołudnie / The Perfect Afternoon
2010 Made in Poland
2012 Sekret / Secret