Pawel Pawłikowski's ('Cold War') stunning monochrome drama 'Ida' won the 2015 Oscar, the BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Film at London Film Festival.
1960s Poland. A noviciate nun, about to take her vows in the Catholic Church, is told by her Mother Superior that she will be accepted into the church after she has visited her aunt. The young and prim Anna soon finds herself in the presence of the middle-aged Wanda, her mother's sister, a raven-haired sensualist. It is here that her past - and her real name, Ida - is revealed to her for the first time. This triggers a remarkable journey into the countryside, to the family house, and to secrets that Pawlikowski ruthlessly exposes.
★★★★★ "Look at Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, and have your eyes opened to what rich glories a monochrome palette can achieve" - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
★★★★★ "Wondrous with life and drama" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★★ "Feels more like a restored and rediscovered classic than a new movie" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian