Ida (Lux Prize 2014)

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Pologne 2014 | vostf | 80’ | De : Pawel Pawlikowski | Avec : Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik, Adam Szyszkowski, Agata Trzebuchowska
Prix du Meilleur Film Etranger, Oscar 2015 ; Meilleur Film Européen, 2015, Goya 2015
Poland 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women start a journey not only to find their family tragic story, but who they really are and where they belong. They question their religions and ideas they believed in. Both are trying to go on living but only one of them can.
« Dans un noir et un blanc qui sont les couleurs de ses souvenirs, et un format carré qui encadre les visages comme des tableaux, rythmé par le saxo de Coltrane et la transcription par Busoni d’un choral de Bach, porté par une jeune actrice d’autant plus bouleversante qu’elle n’est pas actrice (Agata Trzebuchowska), Ida est un film épuré d’une beauté à couper le souffle. » (Jérôme Garcin, Le Nouvel Observateur)
« This is not just the story of one family - by extension Poland's hidden past is being dug up in an era when the walls had ears, and eyes were still averted from unpalatable (and dangerous) truths not simply because of a sense of shame but because some events retain the power to wound years later. Pawlikowski and co-writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz explore this via two women who step into the darkness, looking for - and finding - the truth about the past and themselves. Recommended. » (Rebecca Naughten, Eye For Film) 

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