Join us for the next film screening in our Tuesday Night Movie Club (TNMC) series, #wifilmfest 2014 selection IDA.
All TNMC events are free and open to the public. Here’s the original description from the 2014 Film Guide:
A spellbinding image of 1960s Poland, this enveloping drama centers on a teenaged nun who, just before taking her vows, meets her last living relative for the first time. Raised in the convent, Anna is prim and naïve when she arrives on the doorstep of her aunt Wanda, a hard-drinking magistrate with ties to the Communist Party. In short order, Wanda reveals that Anna’s real name is Ida, that she is a Jew, and that her parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. The two set off on a journey to the Polish countryside to uncover the repressed familial mysteries that bond them. This moving inquiry into a national trauma achieves its exceptional power through its intimacy; Ida and Wanda are two fully realized souls, and their heartache is suffused with glimmers of beauty, humor, and music. Filmed in luminous black-and-white in the classic Academy aspect ratio, IDA combines some of the year’s best cinematography and art direction to create a truly immersive viewing experience. Exquisitely directed by Pawel
Pawlikowski (MY SUMMER OF LOVE) IDA was awarded Best Film
at the 2013 London and Warsaw Film Festivals. 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
TNMC is presented by the UW–Madison Division of the Arts, the UW-Madison Department of Communication Arts and WUD Film.