LGBTQ South Florida

‘In Hiding,’ WWII thriller about women’s romantic relationship, to screen Monday in South Beach

Magdalena Boczarska and Julia Pogrebinska in a scene from ‘In Hiding.’
Magdalena Boczarska and Julia Pogrebinska in a scene from ‘In Hiding.’

The 2013 Polish film In Hiding, about a romantic relationship that forms when one woman shelters another during World War II, will screen 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at Regal Cinemas South Beach, 1120 Lincoln Rd., part of the 18th annual Miami Jewish Film Festival.

In Hiding will be introduced by journalist Steve Rothaus, the Miami Herald’s LGBT issues reporter.

Click here to purchase tickets, $13 adults, $11 students and seniors.

Synopsis of In Hiding

“A romantic relationship forms between a young Polish woman and the Jewish refugee she is sheltering in this intimate and shocking WWII thriller. Set inside the Nazi-occupied city of Radom at the end of WWII, the story centers on introverted cellist Janina who lives in isolation following the tragic suicide of her mother. When her father offers to shelter young Jewish ballet dancer Ester in a makeshift room beneath the floor of their apartment, Janina is initially resistant. But after Janina’s father is arrested, the fear and loneliness of the two women brings them closer together. As the war comes to a close, what began as an impossible love story soon turns into a Hitchcockian tale of obsession and tragedy.”

The Miami Jewish Film Festival runs through Jan. 29 at nine venues throughout Miami-Dade County. Click here to read more by Miami Herald film critic Rene Rodriguez.