IDA is a visually striking and poetic film about seeking the truth.
Anna lost both her parents during the Second World War and grew up in a Polish monastery. As a young novice in the early 60’s, she is about to take her monastic vows, but first needs to visit her last surviving relative. The sexually spirited and outspoken Aunt Wanda turns her life upside-down. With family secrets revealed, Anna and Wanda go on a journey to find the truth of their family’s fate during the war.
The film is in glowing black-and-white with exquisite and stunning visual compositions.
In IDA, director Pawel Pawlikowski deals with a controversial theme in Poland: The relationship between Catholics and Jews during the world war. This big story and the entirely personal assembles into a poetic and beautiful film about putting faith to the test.
Polish born and based in Paris, Pawel Pawlikowski (1957 - ), is a prize winning filmmaker and academic. He has received great recognition for the films LAST RESORT and MY SUMMER OF LOVE, both recipients of a string of prizes at festivals around the world.
Length: 1t 22min.
Friday 24. April