"IDA" - polish cinema

  • August 1, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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From acclaimed director Paweł Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past...

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  • Jean

    I was deeply touched by the movie Ida. Don't we all have to make some life changing, BIG decisions, at some point in our lives? Decisions that really impact our future?
    It is interesting to consider if we come from fear of the unknown or from confidence and inspiration when we make such choices.....Hmmmmmm......I wonder which kamp was tugging at the habit or our little Jewish nun when she made her decision to return to the convent?

    1 · August 2

    • Anabella

      How was the museum after the movie?

      August 2

    • Jean

      Hi Anabella, I am answering your question in a public forum because I want to let everyone know that the exhibit at the Bass Museum celebrating the work of the African artist El Anatsui is incredibly wonderful and everyone should see it! The quality of the work is just fantastic. I enjoyed my visit very much and if you happen to go on a Bass after Sunset Friday when the Bass is open till the late hours of the night, you will also get free cocktails and meet amazingly interesting people. :)

      1 · August 2

  • david

    I found the movie excellent. This is how I see it. The real story it is not the Nun’s but Wanda’s. It is the story of a woman that first gets devastated by the Holocaust that takes away her sister Roza and then grows disappointed by the ideology that she so passionately had embraced to rebuild her own country. As she realizes that Communism ( that she helped establish to the point of being called “Red Wanda”) rather than fueling growth and welfare negates freedom and represses people’s aspirations she starts drinking and in the end commits suicide. I think the story of the nun is an excuse to portray Poland’s social and political contradictions during the sixties. However Ida’s situation (a Jew that ends up being a catholic nun, thorn between her vocation and the pleasures of a normal life) reinforces the sense of confusion that Poland experienced during this time of disillusionment and perfectly serves the purpose. Photography was fantastic.

    August 2

  • George

    My first Polish movie, excellent.

    August 2

  • Anabella

    Great movie though something missing for me..

    August 2

  • G

    Powerful film, and a work of art when it comes to the directing/cinematography/camera shots/camera angles... any still from any moment of this film is worth being exhibited at a major museum and/or gallery, truly outstanding. Great performances too. And its subject matter, POIGNANT. Religion... it's a state of mind, it is NOT who we really are, we're not born with any particular religion...

    4 · August 2

    • Ferdinand

      Amen to that :)

      August 2

    • Anabella

      I agree with G. The story was super powerful and looking at each individual section of the movie it was amazing. However, looking at the final product for me there was a "but" that didn't leave totally astonished by it and I don't know what it is. Certainly worth seeing . Religion...also agree with G, though it may have a huge impact in our lives, not so much as belief as it might be for principle, but that should not control who we are...

      August 2

  • Cristina

    I'm stuck at work still, I'm not sure I'll make it on time!! :-(

    August 1

  • Ivonna

    Hey G! Glad you were able to organize it (I figured out it will be Ida). I'll let my Polish friends know.

    1 · July 27

    • G

      Yes let's make it a Polish night!

      July 27

  • Janet

    saw this movie it's excellent makes you wonder

    1 · July 24

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