|Sun 19th October||7:45pm|
|Mon 20th October||7:45pm|
Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski | Poland | 2013 | 83 mins | Polish w/Eng ST
Cast | Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
From Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) comes the exquisite black-and-white Ida; set in 1960 as a young novice nun goes to visit her unknown aunt Wanda. A judge nicknamed ‘Red Wanda’ (she’s a former prosecutor of enemies of the state), she’s a tough, high-functioning alcoholic. Dispassionately revealing that Anna is Ida, Jewish, and that her parents were murdered during the war, she takes her niece to find their resting place. At turns a road movie, coming-of-age story and a historical document, it never preaches or over-explains; Pawlikowski instead showing with luminous simplicity how these women must navigate lives irrevocably affected by history.
*“A small gem, tender and bleak, funny and sad, superbly photographed in luminous monochrome” * **** – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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