Director: Pawl Pawlikowski, Poland 2013, 80 Minutes, Drama.
Introduction: Dr Carlo Avventi & Servet Akgöbek.

Anna is a novice and has been brought up in a monastery by nuns. Shortly before she is due to take her vows, she is instructed by her Mother Superior to visit her one living relative, Aunt Wanda. Anna discovers a secret which changes everything – she is actually a Jew and her real name is Ida. A dramatic journey into her past begins…

The black and white film Ida is set in Poland in the 1960s. It is a story about the tensions between Socialism, Anti-Semitism and Catholicism. Ida was awarded the prize for the best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars in 2015.

In the programme “Close up – Das Kinomagazin”, aired on 31st March 2015, Volker Schlöndorff, director, film producer and Oscar-winner (The Tin Drum, German: Die Blechtrommel, 1980, in the best Foreign Language Film category), presented Ida as his own favourite film.

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