Indie Trailer Sunday: 'Ida' - Pawel Pawlikowski's B&W Polish Drama
"They never told you?" Today's must-see indie trailer is for a riveting B&W drama from Poland titled Ida, which was Poland's 2013 entry into the Best Foreign Language Oscar pool, but it didn't make the final cut. Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida first premiered at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival and London Film Festivals last year, and also played in Telluride, Toronto & Sundance before getting a limited US release. It has earned rave reviews from critics the world over, and this trailer gives us a glimpse at the powerful story of a young nun in 1960s Poland who moves in with her aunt. The score in this is just tremendous, I'm curious to see it.
Watch the official US trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida, in high def from Apple:
Anna (newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered in the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. Ida is directed & co-written by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski. Music Box Films releases on May 2nd.