Director: Jan Holoubek

115 mins, Poland-Latvia, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

An elderly woman searching for the child she gave up finds him. He, Hans (Jakub Gierszał), takes the opportunity to leave Communist Poland to join her and his new family in the West. However, Hans is in reality a spy who has stolen this identity, using his position in a Strasbourg office to feed information to his superiors at home. Meanwhile, the real missing son, Jan (Tomasz Schuchardt), remains behind the Iron Curtain, an active member of Solidarity fighting for a free Poland whose ongoing search for his mother puts his counterpart at risk of discovery. Gierszał is chilling as the ruthless operative in this gripping psychological thriller.

Notes by Kevin Coyne

Followed by Q&A with actor Jakub Gierszał.

Screening as part of Kinopolis Polish Film Festival 2023, December 7th – 10th.

Book Tickets

Saturday 9th