The short film Konfident was based on a script inspired by the events which took place in the closest family of the film Director, following the publication of the so-called Wildstein List. It is a film about big political issues and our insignificant everyday lives, about truth and lies within families, and about love and loneliness. The basic message it carries is stay mentally stable among all this havoc.
The Director commented “It is a very-sad comedy set in a nostalgic tone. The high dose of the grotesque is the product of the politics in the film. It is the most-difficult film I have made so far”.
The scenes in Konfident were filmed in various locations in Kujawsko-Pomorskie. In Ciechocinek, the shots were filmed mostly on ul. Wojska Polskiego, and also in the Kuyavian villages of Niestuszew and Sierzchowo, and on the runway at the airport in Toruń – the scene in which we see a group of ZOMO (Motorized Reserves of the Citizens’ Militia) soldiers training to prepare for suppressing anti-Government demonstrations.
Konfident / The Informer
Poland 2011, 24′
Directed by: Rafał Kapeliński
Screenplay: Rafał Kapeliński
Cinematography: Paweł Dyllus
Music: Zbigniew Malecki, Igor Czerniawski
Produced by: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich, Studio Młodzi i Film im. Andrzeja Munka, Telewizja Polska, TVP Kultura, Aurora Film Production
Cast: Bogumiła Murzyńska, Wiesław Sławik, Kazimierz Mazur, Andrzej Szopa, Andrzej Szewczak, and others.
The Gdynia Film Festival – nomination – participation in the Young Cinema Competition; The New Horizons IFF – nomination in the Polish Short Film Competition; Tofifest IFF – nomination – participation in the From Poland Competition