Ida
Poland 2013

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directed by Pawe³ Pawlikowski, drama, 80 min, eng subtitles written by Pawe³ Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
with Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists that she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve and innocent, Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her Aunt Wanda, 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. At the same time, Ida is also a personal, intimate and human film. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scales tip within the scope of a young woman learning 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.

Awards
Toronto IFF 2013 (International Critics Award)
London IFF 2013 (Best Film)
Warsaw IFF 2013 (Grand Prix, Ecumenical Jury Award)
Gdynia FF, Poland 2013 (Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography)
Polish Film Awards 2014 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing)
Cinequest FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature: Drama)
Sarasota FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature)
RiverRun FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature)

In the framework of Lux Film Days with the support of the European Parliament

Dans la Pologne des années 60, avant de prononcer ses voeux, Anna, jeune orpheline élevée au couvent, part à la rencontre de sa tante, seul membre de sa famille encore en vie. Elle découvre alors un sombre secret de famille datant de l'occupation nazie. Filmé en noir et blanc dans un format et avec des plans très originaux Ida est l'un des films polonais qui a eu le plus de succès a l'étranger dans les deux dernières décennies. 

Prix 
Toronto IFF 2013 (International Critics Award) 
London IFF 2013 (Best Film) 
Warsaw IFF 2013 (Grand Prix, Ecumenical Jury Award) 
Gdynia FF, Poland 2013 (Best Film, Best Actress, Best Cinematography) 
Polish Film Awards 2014 (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing) 
Cinequest FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature: Drama) 
Sarasota FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature) 
RiverRun FF 2014 (Best Narrative Feature)

Dans le cadre de Lux Film Days avec le soutien du Parlement européen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRzbCZtiWYc http://www.musicboxfilms.com/ida-movies-98.php http://www.cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=en&did=243663 https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=uk&v=7u37bV67NA8 http://www.pawelpawlikowski.co.uk