In Darkness | W ciemności – dir. Agnieszka Holland, 2011

date: 28/07/2012 time: 19:15 place: Allianz Cinema film program: world under canvas film program: the audience poll artistic program: films

PL, DE, CAN | 2011 | 145 min
reż|dir Agnieszka Holland prod|pro Andrzej Besztak, Leila Kessler, Martin Cichy scen|wr David F. Shamoon zdj|ph Jolanta Dylewska muz|mus  Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz mon|ed Michał Czarnecki ob|cast Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader, Herbert Knaup, Kinga Preis, Krzysztof Skonieczny, Julia Kijowska, Marcin Bosak, Jerzy Walczak, Michał Żurawski, Oliwer Stańczak, Milla Bańkowicz, Aleksander Mincer, Piotr Głowacki, Maria Semotiuk dys|dis Kino Świat


Second World War in Lvov. A sewer worker Leopold Socha (Robert Więckiewicz) in exchange for payment decides to help shelter a group of Jews in the city underground. At first he perceives it as a good source of income, afterwards the matters become complicated. The Jews run out of money, pursuit of the escapees does not relent, and a deep emotional bond is born between them and Socha. His attitude becomes more and more altruistic and he discovers genuine goodness within himself.

Agnieszka Holland created a deeply moving Holocaust picture inspired by a true story, depicted, among the others, in a novel “In the Sewers of Lvov” by Robert Marshall. Recollections of the living survivor, Krystyna Chiger, were written down in “The Girl in the Green Sweater”. The film was widely acclaimed all over the world.

2012 Academy Award – nomination for Best Foreign Language Film,
2011 Camerimage IFFAC – Golden Frog
2012 Gdynia Film Festival – Golden Lions

Agnieszka Holland (1948)

A Polish film and theatre director and a screenwriter. In 1971 she graduated from Prague Film Academy (FAMU). For her debut with “Provincial actors” she was awarded FIPRESCI at Cannes. Initially she was closely connected with Polish Cinema of Moral Anxiety. A triple nominee to Academy Award for “Angry harvest” in 1985, “Europe, Europe” in 1991 and again for “In darkness” in 2011. Her films are made both in Europe and in the USA.