Poster for Ida From acclaimed director Pawel 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.
18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

80 minutes
Pawel Pawlikowski

Shown at

  1. 13th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 17th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2015
  3. 17th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  4. 20th Annual Jewish and Israeli Film Festival (Allentown) - 2015
  5. 21st Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 24th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  8. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  9. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  10. Central Massachusetts Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  11. Falmouth Jewish Congregation Summer Jewish Film Series - 2014
  12. Fresno Jewish Film Series - 2015
  13. Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  14. Jüdisches Filmfestival Wien - 2015
  15. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  16. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  17. North Louisiana Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  18. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  19. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  20. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  21. Stockholms Judiska Filmfestival - 2014
  22. Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival - 2015

5 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Filmwell: M. Leary: IDA (PAWLIKOWSKI, 2013)

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Winner: European Film
    People’s Choice Award for Best European Film

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    Polish nationalists launch petition against Oscar-nominated film Ida
    Oscar-nominated film Ida has become the subject of a vociferous complaint by a Polish nationalist organisation that has accused it of being “anti-Polish” and possessing “serious flaws” of historical fact.

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