In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Socha (Wieckiewicz), a Lvov sewer worker during the Second World War, who, although anti-Semitic, hides a handful of Jews in the sewers in exchange for a monthly stipend. But as suspicions amongst his superiors rise, and the war takes a sour turn across Poland, Socha’s family and life become targets. This is a dark but thoroughly gripping film, which was recognised with an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language film this year.
‘Illuminating, provocative and bracingly unsentimental.’ – Trevor Johnston, Time Out ****
|Tues 24th April||7.30pm|
|Weds 25th April||7.30pm|
Dir. Agnieszka Holland, Poland/Germany/Canada, 2011, 145 mins, subtitles.
Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Kinga Preis, Benno Fürmann
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