A film where the images speak louder than words. Ida is a powerful film that takes us to the frightful postwar Poland.
This Polish drama, is passed in the '60s and it follows the story of Anna, a novice nun. The Mother Superior of the convent where she lives, since she was a child, tells her that before you make your vows, she has to meet his family. Anna heads off to a nearby town and there meets his Aunt Wanda, an ex-judge with a rather cold and rebellious personality that tells you that his real name is Ida and their parents, Jews were murdered during World War II World. Wanda and Ida embark on a journey not only in search of the remains of the family, but also to find some kind of inner peace each with different reasons.
Ida is an excellent movie that shows all the terror experienced during one of the worst periods in world history. His whole atmosphere transpires that terror and in a very natural and even simple, passes to this side the dedication putted into it.
The black and white cinematography is something stunning. The camera angles are absolutely brilliant film, very careful and interesting. The use of music in some scenes, illustrates each situation. The performances of the two leading actresses are very deep and complex. An impeccable work by the actresses Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza, they were able to transmit the weight of each of their characters.
The end may be ambiguous. But that is no sign that it's a bad end, because we can take from it what we want and what we think best for the central figure of the film. All meanings are for each of us interpret in our own way.
Although the dialogue is little, is indeed very deep. Many of the scenes where silence reigns, are overwhelmed by the powerful of the images that we see and that makes it a very good work despite its simplicity.
Ida was delightful in a very understated manner. Primarily concerning itself with issues of identity and faith, it somehow managed to cover a pretty bleak and sombre period of Polish history with a lot of warmth. Filmed in black-and-white Academy ratio, every shot was so carefully framed, with a generous use of empty space, and it really draws your eyes to what's important: the two great performances by the leads. Agata Trzebuchowska with her cute little dimple and her dark, dark eyes.
Me gustó la película polaca "Ida", de estética minimalista y una narración exquisita, fragmentada, que no necesita hablarnos ni mostrarnos demasiado para sumergirnos en la trama.
Me ha gustado la pelicula, transmite mucho y atrae aun siendo en blanco y negro y sin grandes dialogos entre los personajes. Excelente producción.
Great pictures and both Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza work.
Una muestra silenciosa y hermosamente filmada, que retumba con fuerza al contarnos una historia de autodescubrimiento.
Silent movie whhich screams loud. I also liked the pictures.