September 26, 2013 - 14:06 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - “Ida” follows a young nun in 1960s Poland who’s on the verge of taking her vows but discovers a dark family secret dating back to the Nazi occupation.
The latest drama from the director of My Summer Of Love and Last Resort is coming to North America via Music Box Films, Deadline said.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida follows a young nun in 1960s Poland who’s on the verge of taking her vows but discovers a dark family secret dating back to the Nazi occupation.
Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza star in the film, which won the international critics’ FIPRESCI Prize at Toronto this monthand also played fests including Telluride and London.
Music Box plans a winter/spring North American festival campaign followed by a theatrical release late in the second quarter of 2014.
“She thinks her name is Anna. The young orphan woman (Agata Trzebuchowska) lives in a convent in Poland in the early 1960s, convinced she wants to become a nun. But before Anna can complete her vows, the convent’s Mother Superior directs her to make contact with her only living relative, her mother’s sister, Wanda (Agata Kulesza). Anna does—and in the process discovers how little she understands about her own life.
Ida is a touching, low-key story about Anna’s personal transformation, one that’s flecked with wry humor but also sadness. Trzebuchowska is a nonprofessional actor, and director Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love, The Woman in the Fifth) focuses the drama on his actress’s unvarnished, burgeoning beauty,” film critic Tim Grierson sain in a review published at Paste Magazine.