Graceful and haunting in black and white, the astonishing Ida tells the story of two contrasting Polish women who together uncover dark family secrets.
Graceful and haunting, the astonishing Ida features black-and-white imagery so artfully composed that every frame belongs in an exhibition. The somber, 1960s Polish setting suggests an austere combination of Catholicism, Communism and the Holocaust, but Ida is vibrant and intimate. It is a subtle portrait of two fascinating, contrasting women as the sheltered novitiate nun and her only living relative, a cynical and shrewd judge, set off together to unearth dark family secrets. D: Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, subtitled, 2013, 80m
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