3 Polish films for a movie date night

As the weather gets colder and the evenings get darker, the thought of venturing outside to go on a date becomes less and less appealing. That needn’t stop you though. Instead, make the most of the opportunity to stay in the warm and have a movie date night!

We’ve gone ahead and done the hard work and picked a selection of our favourite Polish films we’d recommend for you and a date.

In Darkness

From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, this Academy Award nominated film, based on true events during the occupation of Poland, tells the story of Leopold Socha who used his knowledge of the Lvov city sewer network to help a group of Jews escape the ghettos.
Led by a fine performance from Wieckiewicz, the film is a tense and enduring look at the journey taken by Socha and the refugees he was helping. The films direction leads to you getting a real sense of the journey they had to take and the conditions they had to endure and it’s little surprise the film was such a success upon its release.

In Darkness will provoke emotion and discussion in equal measures and is a definite recommendation to anyone interested in this incredible true story.

Nigdy w życiu!/Never in my life!

Based on the novel by Katarzyna Grochola, Nigdy w życiu tells the story of Judith, whose life is changed forever by one event.

What happens next as Judith comes to terms with the difficulties of separation is both heart-warming and funny, with expert delivery by Danuta Stenka – who fits the role perfectly.

Nigdy w życiu is a great film to watch if you’re looking for something that’s romantic without being over-sentimental. It instead focuses on the strong will of Judith, and her ability to overcome and build upon an otherwise life-changing event.

All That I Love

A Sundance Film Festival favourite, All That I love tells the story of Janek, a young musician whose father is an official in the military police, and Basia, his love interest, who happens to be the daughter of an active Solidarity member.

Caught between opposing factions, the focus is on young adolescents seeking freedom, through their music, from the dire economic and political situation they’re enduring, and the film shows both sides of the story with suspense and insight.
This is definitely a film for music lovers and those interested in learning more about the political situation of Poland in the 80’s, and the lives of those affected.