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THE POLISH SEASON at the JMP comes to a close

Agnieszka Holland: In Darkness, 14 November, 6:30 p. m., Spanish Synagogue

The Jewish Museum in Prague, Polish Institute and Verbascum Imago cordially invite you to the Czech premiere of director Agniezka Holland’s new film “In Darkness”, nominated this past year for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film.

The Polish Season comes to a close on 14 November with the Czech premiere of director Agniezka Holland’s new film “In Darkness”. The director will be present at the screening.

The film is based on true events that took place in Nazi-occupied Lvov (formerly in Poland, now in Ukraine). Leopold Socha, a Polish sewer worker and small-time thief, helps a group of Jewish escapees from the Lvov ghetto hide in the labyrinthine sewer system, at a price. Initially motivated by money, he gradually forms a special bond with the group, which intensifies with every new dramatic situation. When they run out of money, Socha realizes that he cannot abandon the group, so he continues to hide them at the risk of death for himself and his whole family.
Placing great emphasis on harsh reality, the film avoids the typical clichés of Holocaust drama and Hollywood contrivances. It has won a number of prestigious awards in Poland and internationally.
Tickets for the concert and the film are available at the Spanish Synagogue or at www.ticketstream.cz
The project was held with the support of the Czech-Polish Forum.
Media partners: Lidové noviny, lidovky.cz, Rádio Classic FM, Rádio Express and Rádio 1

About the film
In Darkness, 2011, 145 min.
Director: Agniezska Holland
Starring: Robert Więckiewicz, Benno Fürmann, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Schrader
Distributor in the Czech Republic: Verbascum Imago
Showing in Czech cinemas from 15 November 2012

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