A Timely Blogathon: Ida (2013) – Film Grimoire

Check out Anna’s first entry for our A Timely Blogathon. She chose to review Ida (2013)!a timely blogathon 1


ida_ver2_zps57d24b1aA monochromatic drama set in 1960s Poland, Ida (2013, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski) is a powerful film about identity, whether this is individual, religious, or cultural; and about a young woman who seeks to navigate the muddy waters between her present identity, and a newly discovered one. Well-known for winning the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2015, Ida is a short but beautiful examination of grief and its intersection with historical events. Its synopsis is as follows:

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family’s tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. (source)

Possessing a runtime of 82 minutes, Ida is one of…

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