Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 82 minutes
Directors: Pawel Pawlikowski
Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Casts: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela, Adam Szyszkowski, Halina Skoczynska, Joanna Kulig, Dorota Kuduk, Natalia Lagiewczyk, Afrodyta Weselak, Mariusz Jakus, Izabela Dabrowska, Artur Janusiak, Anna Grzeszczak, Jan Wociech Poradowski
IMDB: Ida (2013) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.3
The Hollywood Reporter -
Frame by frame, Ida looks resplendently bleak, its stunning monochromes combining with the inevitable gloomy Polish weather and communist-era deprivations to create a harsh, unforgiving environment.
Los Angeles Times -
Spare, haunting, uncompromising, Ida is a film of exceptional artistry whose emotions are as potent and persuasive as its images are indelibly beautiful.
Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, Ida would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) -
Favouring long takes over didactic scripting, Pawlikowski lets his powerful imagery carry the film.
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in.