Ida | 2014

Drama, Foreign
Poland, 1960s. On the verge of taking her vows, a young novitiate nun discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Wanda

Actor

... Ida/Anna

Actor

... Lis

Actor

... Szymon

Actor

... Feliks

Actor

... Mother Superior

Actor

... Singer

Actor

... Kaska

Actor

... Bronia

Actor

... Marysia

Actor

Company

Production Company

Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

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