Anna (Agata Trzebokowska) is an 18-year-old novitiate nun who was raised as an orphan in a Polish convent. As she prepares to take her vows, Mother Superior insists that she first meet her one known relative: Aunt Wanda (Agneta Kulesza), a former prosecutor with a high Communist Party rank whose dissolute life of smoking, drinking and one-night stands is a stark contrast to the austere existence of her sheltered niece.
But Anna has more to be shocked about when Wanda tells her that her real name is Ida (pronounced Eeda), that she is Jewish, and that her parents were killed during World War II. The revelation triggers a journey for aunt and niece to discover their family's tragic story, and - in the process - to see who they really are and where they belong.
From the critics at Roger Ebert .com: "Riveting, original, and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, Ida would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country." For more, follow this link:
We will gather in the lobby from 6 through 6:10, next to the side table and tapestry. It's a short film, 80 minutes. We'll choose a place to dine by consensus. It will be an evening well spent.