Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ida, Academy Award Winning Polish Film, Screens In Memphis

Posted By on Wed, May 6, 2015 at 11:51 AM

As a part of the Memphis In May Festival's salute to Poland, Indie Memphis is presenting a film a week by Polish directors at Studio On The Square. 

Agata Trzebuchowska in Ida
  • Agata Trzebuchowska in Ida

The first film, screening tonight, is the 2015 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Ida. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. Ida, stars Agata Trzebuchowska as Ida, a young orphan about to take her vows as a nun in 1961, who finds out her ancestors are actually Jewish. She embarks on a trip across communist Poland to find her family, who went into hiding from the Nazis during the war. The film has earned wide acclaim from not only the Academy, but also such notoriously tough audiences as The New Yorker's David Denby, who called it a "compact masterpiece" and said he was "thrown into a state of awe."

You can purchase advance tickets at the Indie Memphis website for tonight's 7 PM screening at Studio On The Square. 

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