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Ida Chooses Love
August 29, 2019, 8:14 am
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The film Ida, directed and co-written by Pawel Pawlikowski, was released in 2014 to huge critical acclaim. Shot in black and white under an austere Polish sky, the young novice Anna is sent out by the superior of her convent to visit her aunt Wanda before taking the religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The Mother Superior hints that she will learn things that are important to her, and she should take as long as is necessary to learn them. The aunt subsequently reveals to Anna that her real name is Ida, that she is Jewish, that Ida’s mother was Wanda’s beloved sister and her father a man that Wanda disliked, and that they both were murdered during the war. Continue reading