“Likely to remain the best movie of the year.”
John Anderson’s Newsday review of Ida
“Yes, I’m recommending a black-and-white film about a nun and a judge in Communist-era Poland.”
Andrew O’Hehir, Salon
If Ingmar Bergman and Horton Foote made a film together you’d go see it, right? (If you’re not familiar with either filmmaker just nod your head yes.) You wouldn’t be put off that it was a black and white film set in 1960s Poland—heck, you’d kinda expect that. Well, Bergman and Foote are both dead but thankfully writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski is alive to bring us Ida.
Pawlikowski directed the film from a script he wrote with Rebecca Lenkiwicz. I don’t really know anything about the origins of this movie, but I will say seeing it just after seeing The Immigrant last week personally made for the best back to back movie experiences I’ve had in 2 1/2 years. In fact, both of those films have satisfied this year’s quota for excellence in cinema.
To learn more about the lighting of the Ida check out this link: