Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland, Danmark, 2013, 80’
Direction: Pawel Pawlikowski
Screenplay: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Roles: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Photography: Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski
Editing: Jarosław Kamiński
Producers: Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska, Christian Falkenberg Husum
Production: An Opus Film, Phoenix Film
Ida is the story about an eighteen old girl, Ana, who lives in a monastery in Poland at the beginning of the 60’s of the last century. When she is on the brink of becoming a nun, she discovers that she is not an orphan, but that her aunt Vanda is alive. She gets acquainted with her aunt who reveals their roots. She is native Jewish, and her real name is Ida. Her aunt is a communist who, on behalf of the ‘Stalinist state’,condemned priests and other people to death. The unexpected discovery of her true identity starts off on a journey through the Polish countryside. She must make a choice between her identity and religion that saved her life from a Nazi’s massacre in Poland during World War II.
About the Autor:
Pawel Pawlikowski was born in Warsaw in 1957. Having left Poland early in his life at the age of 14, he first went to Germany and then to Great Britain. There he became renowned as an exceptional documentarist. He also directed a few very successful feature films. In 1992 he directed the documentary filmSerbian Epicsfor BBC, subtly depicting the war rituals of Bosnian Serbs, their leader Radovan Karadžić and their army commander Ratko Mladić. He even managed to film Russian writer Eduard Limonov firing from a machine gun at the besieged city of Sarajevo. In 2004 he directed the well-received filmMy Summer Of Love, followed by The Woman In The Fifthin 2011.
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