Ida

Ida

A film by Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, Ida is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; Ida is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.

It haunted me. I can’t wait to see it again. —A.O. Scott, New York Times

Absolutely stunning, one of the year’s best films —Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist

 

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Technical Information

Production Year
2013
Country of Production
Poland
Language
Polish
Running Time
80 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Jun 29, 2014
3:00pm · 11:30am
Saturday, Jun 28, 2014
3:00pm · 11:30am
Friday, Jun 27, 2014
3:00pm
Sunday, Jun 22, 2014
11:30am
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014
11:30am
Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014
3:30pm
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014
3:30pm
Monday, Jun 16, 2014
3:30pm
Sunday, Jun 15, 2014
3:30pm · 11:30am
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014
3:30pm · 11:30am
Friday, Jun 13, 2014
3:30pm
Thursday, Jun 12, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm
Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm
Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm
Monday, Jun 9, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm
Sunday, Jun 8, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm · 3:50pm · 2:00pm
Saturday, Jun 7, 2014
9:45pm · 7:45pm · 5:45pm · 3:50pm · 2:00pm
Friday, Jun 6, 2014
9:45pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm
Monday, Jun 2, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm
Sunday, Jun 1, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm · 3:30pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm · 3:30pm · 1:30pm · 11:30am
Friday, May 30, 2014
9:30pm · 7:30pm · 5:30pm · 3:30pm · 1:30pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm
Monday, May 26, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:50pm · 1:45pm
Sunday, May 25, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:50pm · 1:45pm
Saturday, May 24, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:50pm · 1:45pm
Friday, May 23, 2014
9:40pm · 7:40pm · 5:40pm · 3:50pm

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