The end of the war brought continuing chaos and violence for Poles living in former East Prussia. Rose is a Pole, whose German husband has been killed in the war, leaving her lone on their farm. As suspicious Soviet soldiers and foraging Poles circle around the farm, she is grateful for help from a former Polish Home Army officer who is trying to hide his identity. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]

In Darkness

In Darkness tells the true story of Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Nazi-occupied Lvov, Poland. Stumbling upon a group of Jews in the sewers, he agrees to hide them for a price. What starts out as a straightforward business arrangement becomes something unexpected, as they all try to outwit certain death during 14 months of intense danger. Starring Robert Wieçkiewicz and Benno Fürmann. [Synopsis courtesy of TIFF]

The Lure

One dark night, at water’s edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won’t eat them up, the winsome mermaids are recruited to join the Figs and Dates band at a neon-lit Warsaw dance club. When Silver becomes romantically entangled with beautiful blonde bassist Mietek, the more cunning Golden, who cannot escape her bloodthirsty nature and assimilate, worries that her sister’s relationship will doom their shared dream of swimming to a new life in America. [Synopsis courtesy of Sundance Film Festival]