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06/09/2014 h 12:00Pasinetti
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IDA
by Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland, Denmark, 2013, 80', color, DCP

screenplay Paweł Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
cinematography Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski
editing Jarosław Kamiński
music Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
sound Claus Lynge
art direction Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński
costumes Aleksandra Staszko
cast Agata Trzebuchowska (Anna/Ida)
Agata Kulesza (Wanda), Dawid Ogrodnik (Lis)
Jerzy Trela (Szymon), Adam Szyszkowski (Feliks)
Joanna Kulig (singer)

producers Eric Abraham
Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska
productions Opus Film, Phoenix Film
coproducer Christian Falkenberg Husum
coproductions Canal+ Poland, Phoenix Film Poland

world sales Portobello Film Sales
Krystalgade 7,1, 1172, Copenhagen K, Denmark
Ph. +45 3514 3000

Poland, 1962: Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent. She feels she has to see Wanda, her only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women undertake a journey not only to discover their family's tragic story, but to learn who they really are and where they belong. They start to question their religions and their beliefs.
"Ida is a film about identity, family, faith, guilt, socialism and music. I wanted to make a film about history which wouldn't feel like a historical film; a film which is moral, but has no lessons to offer. [] Most of all, I wanted to steer clear of the usual rhetoric of Polish cinema. The Poland in Ida is shown by an 'outsider' with no axe to grind, filtered through personal memory and emotion, the sounds and images of childhood." [Pawel Pawlikowski]

PAWEŁ PAWLIKOWSKI (Warsaw, Poland) grew up in Poland, Germany, Italy and the UK, where he moved in 1977. He studied literature and philosophy in London and Oxford, and debuted as a director of documentaries for the BBC. After making the TV movie Twockers (1999), which he wrote and directed with Ian Duncan, he moved on to feature films with Last Resort (2000), My Summer of Love (2004) and La Femme du Vème (2011). Ida premiered at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, winning the FIPRESCI Award at Toronto, and then made the rounds at several festivals, including Gijón, Thessaloniki, Turin, Rotterdam and Karlovy Vary.

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