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IDA

 Agata Trzebuchowska as Ida and Agata Kulesza as the world weary Wanda.
Agata Trzebuchowska as Ida and Agata Kulesza as the world weary Wanda.

Reminiscent of early Polanski, and in the great tradition of Polish pictures, IDA(M), is the latest film from Pawel Pawlikowski who has been plying his trade in the UK but returns to Poland in glorious triumph with this sparse, unadorned gem.

Picture opens in Poland in 1962 with Anna, a novitiate nun, and cohorts from her convent, doing some resurrection on a statue of Jesus. After restoring the statue of the Saviour to its pedestal, Anna is called into the Abbess’s office and told she must visit a relative, Wanda, her mother’s sister, before she will be permitted to take her final vows.

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