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Ida 2013 / Now On Amazon Prime

7.0

Ida, the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, is a stark black & white drama set in the early 60’s about a young Polish nun-to-be and her bawdy Aunt Wanda searching for the truth behind her family’s demise at the hands of the Nazis. What initially comes off as a painfully slow sleep-inducer pretty quickly evolves into a touching and lively contrast between the two lead characters; one virtuous and pure, the other boorish and hedonistic. Their journey is equal parts amusing, insightful and heartbreaking, with Ida’s personal exploration of self playing out as a remarkably humanistic affair. The cinematography by Lukasz Za and Ryszard Lenczewski is particularly striking, each shot a work of art in it’s own right. Logging in at just 82 minutes, the entire story whizzes by in a flash. The kind of film that will stay with you long after you’ve watched it.

Written By: Jamie Rutherford

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  • Genre

    Drama
  • Mood

    Discussion-sparking, Slow
  • Starring

    Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
  • Directed by

    Paweł Pawlikowski
  • Runtime

    88 minutes
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