Much has been made over the years about the ability of Holocaust movies to win awards at the Oscars. A single film about the subject was nominated this year — “In Darkness,” Poland’s entry in the foreign language category. It’s going home empty-handed, just like Israel’s film, but is currently playing in the US. Its director, Agnieszka Holland, is the daughter of a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, and her paternal grandparents were killed in the Warsaw Ghetto. She also made the harrowing “Europa Europa” (1991), about a young Jewish boy hiding his identity during the war. It’s a film you don’t forget.

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