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Ida (12A)


Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

The critical consensus

Pawlikowski has a photographer’s eye for composition, and every crisp, monochrome frame could be a postcard from Poland’s tragic, turbulent past.

****(*)David Hughes, Empire Online, 22/09/2014

Shot in black and white, this excavation of Europe’s past, infused with shades of grey, is simple, swift and surprising.

****(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 21/09/2014

A novice nun journeys through her family’s secret past in Paweł Pawlikowski’s outstanding black-and-white drama.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 25/09/2014

Powerfully lingers in the mind thanks to its treatment of trauma, reconciliation and iron will.

****(*)Glenn Health Jr, Little White Lies, 25/09/2014

It’s an intriguing story, crisply told, but the austere, remote style makes it hard to engage emotionally.

****(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 25/09/2014

Ida has the lightness, grace, humour and visual inventiveness of the New Wave movies of the Sixties (The Loves of a Blonde, Closely Observed Trains etc.) to which it pays such obvious homage.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 25/09/2014

For all its sombre subject matter, there is warmth here too; personal, musical, spiritual.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 28/09/2014

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General release. Check local listings for show times.

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