Ida (2013)

 ida“What sort of sacrifice are these vows of yours?” – Wanda

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Feb 2015)

Brief Synopsis – In Poland during the 1960’s, a young nun about to take her vows spends a few days with her long lost aunt who reveals to her unknown information about her past.

My Take on it – As any of you who know me and my taste in movies, you probably already know that I’m not the biggest fan of non-English language movies and therefore I choose them very carefully.

This movie has garnered two Oscar nominations (Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography) and has an ok chance of winning either of them.

The fact that it made the cut for Bsst Cinematography proves how well filmed this movie was.

It is a very visual movie which relies mainly on what you see rather than what you hear.

The fact that there isn’t much dialogue only enhances this feeling.

Many of the characters carry huge secrets that get slowly revealed as the movie progresses. We get to understand these burdens and see how they each handle these problems.

The run time is relatively short for a full length feature film since it’s only 82 minutes long, but the impact and powerfulness of the story works very well.

This movie is far from perfect, but it is well made, powerful and enjoyable to watch.

Bottom Line – Successfully conveys the guilt and torments of the characters that they live with day in and day out. A movie that relies so much on its visuals that the very little amount of dialogue only complements this choice due to the impact. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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