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  • Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland on “In Darkness” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 2, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    Agnieszka Holland was sitting by a window in a Los Angeles hotel recently, bathed by sunlight streaming in through slatted Venetian blinds.

    Light and dark are the prominent metaphors in her film, “In Darkness,” based on the true story of a group of Jews who escaped the...

  • Agnieszka Holland: Grappling with humanity’s contradictions

    By Tom Tugend

    November 23, 2011 | 11:29 am

    Agnieszka Holland, director of “In Darkness,” has always been intrigued by the contradictions and extremes of human nature.

    “I always wonder at how fragile and how strong we are, how evil and irrational under some circumstances, and how brave and compassionate at other...

  • Polish Director Honors Legacy With Classic Tale

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 7, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Before her Jewish father died in Polish police custody in 1961, director Agnieszka Holland saw the legendary 1937 Yiddish film, "The Dybbuk," based on S. Ansky's play. Decades later, she remembered the movie as she prepared to direct her first Polish film since she was exiled from...