"In Darkness" Released in Italy

On January 24, 2013, Agnieszka Holland’s W ciemności (In Darkness) will have its theatrical release in Italy. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Agnieszka Holland’s Film Released in Italy

W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland will be released in cinemas throughout Italy on January 24, 2013. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Distribution in Italy is handled by Good Films.

A Co-Production Between Poland, Germany, and Canada

W ciemności (In Darkness) is a Polish-German-Canadian co-production that follows Leopold Socha, a Polish man who changed from a criminal into a hero during the Second World War. He decided to help a group of Jews from the Lvov ghetto who were hiding in the sewers. Putting his own life and the lives of his family members at risk, he saves a dozen of men, women and children from the Holocaust. With his help, they spent almost 14 months in hiding underground.

Więckiewicz, Grochowska, Preis

The role of Leopold Socha was played by Robert Więckiewicz. The film also features performances by Agnieszka Grochowska, Kinga Preis, Julia Kijowska, Marcin Bosak, and German actor Benno Fürmann. The film was lensed by Jolanta Dylewska.

In Darkness Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The film was produced by Studio Filmowe Zebra, co-produced by Hidden Films Inc. (Canada) and Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH (Germany), and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. Production was also supported by the Łódź Film Fund.

Academy Award® Nomination

In 2011, In Darkness was the Polish candidate for the Academy Awards® and received a nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category.


The Italian website of In Darkness is available at www.indarkness.it.


The website of the Italian distributor is available at: www.goodfilms.it.


Paulina Bez


Translated by Karolina Kołtun