It’s impossible to even begin to talk about IDA without using the phrase “incredibly beautiful” in describing its luminous black-and-white cinematography. Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. “Every moment of IDA feels intensely personal. It is a small gem, tender and bleak, funny and sad, superbly photographed in luminous monochrome: a sort of neo-new wave movie with something of the classic Polish film school and something of Truffaut”—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. In Polish with English subtitles. PG-13. 80 Min.
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