"In Darkness" Among Best Films
Agnieszka Holland’s W ciemności (In Darkness), co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, was voted one of the twelve most important films of 2012 by the Raindance International Film Festival in London.
“In Darkness” Among Top Picks
Oscar-nominated In Darkness has been selected as one of the films not to be missed in 2012, alongside such projects as Wes Anderson’s latest feature Moonrise Kingdom (opening film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival), Lee Hirsch’s controversial documentary Bully, Being Flynn featuring Robert De Niro, and To Rome with Love by Woody Allen. The complete list is available at www.raindance.org.
“In Darkness” in Cinemas Across the UK
In her “12 Most Important Films of 2012” article, Karlanna Lewis states that Agnieszka Holland’s latest feature “based on the true story of a Polish sewer worker in Lwów who hid Jews during the Nazi Germany era, is a complex merging of business and compassion.” In Darkness was released in cinemas across the United Kingdom on March 16, and ranked 14th in the UK box office on its opening weekend (source: the British Film Institute box office site).
Raindance: A Celebration of Independent Cinema
Along with Sundance, Raindance is seen as one of the world’s most interesting showcases for independent cinema. It was here that Christopher Nolan’s Memento had its premiere, while jury members in past years have included such acclaimed musicians as Lou Reed, Tom Waits, and Iggy Pop. In addition to film screenings, Raindance features a variety of workshops, masterclasses, discussion panels, and is a platform for promoting independent cinema through year-round screenings. Raindance is also the site of the annual British Independent Film Awards ceremony.
Polish Films at Raindance
The past editions of the Raindance International Film Festival have featured films by a number of Polish directors, including Sławomir Fabicki, Artur Urbański, Kuba Czekaj, Adam Guziński, and Mariusz Malec. In 2007, Ważki (Dragonflies) by Justyna Nowak received the Raindance Best International Short award.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun