In Hiding

Release date: 26-12-2013
Director: Jan Kidawa-Błoński

directed by Jan Kidawa-Błoński written by Maciej Karpiński director of photography Łukasz Gutt production design by Andrzej Kowalczyk costume design by Dorota Roqueplo make-up by Janina Dybowska-Person sound by Wojciech Ślusarz edited by Jan Kidawa-Błoński Jr. production manager Tadeusz Drewno producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych (Warsaw) co-produced by Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki; Telekomunikacja Polska; Lightcraft Warsaw co-financed by the Polish Film Institute distributed by Monolith

cast Magdalena Boczarska (Janina), Julia Pogrebińska (Ester), Tomasz Kot, Krzysztof Stroiński, Jacek Braciak, Agata Kulesza, Bożena Dykiel

colour, 103′

Poland 2013

 

Radom under Nazi occupation. A photographer and his daughter Janina, acellist, try to survive in the harsh reality. To Janina’s surprise, her father decides to give shelter to Ester, a young Jewish woman. Overtime, a bond forms between the two women, which makes it easier for them to cope with their difficult situation. When the father is taken away by the Nazis and the women are left to fend for themselves, their relationship becomes increasingly obsessive.