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Ida (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama | 25 October 2013 (Poland)
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A novice nun about to take her vows uncovers a family secret dating back to the German occupation.

Director:

Pawel Pawlikowski

Writers:

Pawel Pawlikowski (screenplay), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (screenplay)
Won 1 Oscar. Another 68 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agata Kulesza ... Wanda
Agata Trzebuchowska ... Anna
Dawid Ogrodnik ... Lis
Jerzy Trela ... Szymon
Adam Szyszkowski ... Feliks
Halina Skoczynska Halina Skoczynska ... Mother Superior
Joanna Kulig ... Singer
Dorota Kuduk Dorota Kuduk ... Kaska
Natalia Lagiewczyk Natalia Lagiewczyk ... Bronia
Afrodyta Weselak Afrodyta Weselak ... Marysia
Mariusz Jakus ... Barman
Izabela Dabrowska ... Waitress
Artur Janusiak Artur Janusiak ... Policeman
Anna Grzeszczak Anna Grzeszczak ... Neighbour
Jan Wojciech Poradowski Jan Wojciech Poradowski ... Father Andrew (as Jan Wociech Poradowski)
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

nun | poland | 1960s | convent | jew | See All (185) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, some sexuality and smoking | See all certifications »

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Language:

Polish | Latin | French

Release Date:

25 October 2013 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Ida See more »

Filming Locations:

Lódz, Lódzkie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,438, 4 May 2014

Gross USA:

$3,827,060

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,156,836
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Official submission of Poland to the best foreign language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015. See more »

Goofs

The sound of the car is wrong. For example, when Wanda starts the car in front of the monastery and drives away, the sound of a four-stroke engine can clearly be heard. However, the car is a Wartburg 311, which was built only with two-stroke engine. See more »

Quotes

Wanda: What sort of sacrifice are these vows of yours?
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Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) See more »

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Big boogie-woogie
Music by Leszek Bogdanowicz
Performed by Michaj Burano
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As moving as sad

In the 60's Poland, a few days before pronouncing her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to end her probation period and officially become a nun, Anna, an orphaned young woman, learns by chance the existence of her aunt, Wanda. The Mother Superior propose to Anna to meet Wanda. In this respect, she offers her to take all the necessary time. This encounter will turn her life upside down, via a journey of self-discovery and a road trip through rural Poland, in search of lost time. Lost forever...

Shot in gorgeous black and white, this film is a disconcerting beauty while remaining simple and pure, with a neat photography, elegant and appropriate framings highlighting the emptiness and the sadness of certain existences, and a careful treatment of natural light. Then, the two main actresses, Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska, are prodigious and complement each other wonderfully. Finally, the script is excellently and soberly written, and, even if the film is hard and deals with an unpleasant subject, the staging is simple and anything but egghead. As a synthesis, the film is a masterpiece.


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