Ida - Trailer
Director Pawel PawlikowskiYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
Anna is a striking young Polish woman who has lived in a convent as an orphan all her life and is now prepared to take her holy orders herself. However, before she signs herself away to a lifetime servitude of God, she is told by one of the nuns that she must first meet her only living relative Wanda Gruz. Wanda is her mother's sister and, on Anna's visit, is armed with several family revelations that could change the course of Anna's future. First, Anna's real name is Ida Lebenstein and second, she is actually Jewish. Wanda's history was one of much brutality, having sentenced priests to death as a Communist prosecutor during the war, and while she is faced with confronting her own past, she must help Ida uncover hers as she now must make a life-changing decision between her family roots and her upbringing.
'Ida' is an intense Polish drama shot in black and white and set in the 1960s. Directed and co-written by Pawel Pawlikowski ('The Woman in the Fifth', 'My Summer of Love', 'Last Resort') with Rebecca Lenkiewicz, 'Ida' has won several film festival awards already at Gijón, London, Poland, Toronto and Warsaw. It is due for UK release on September 26th 2014.
Starring: Agata Trzebuchowska, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik, Adam Szyszkowski, Jerzy Trela, Artur Janusiak, Marek Kasprzyk, Halina Skoczynska, Pawel Burczyk, Mariusz Jakus, Izabela Dabrowska, Anna Grzeszczak