what is not great about this film ? pretty hard to find an answer to this question other than “almost nothing”as this film is just ingenious.
The plot (imdb):
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 recent Polish movie that took on a similar subject was W.Pasikowski’s “Pokłosie“, Ida however takes a different perspective on this. The time period that the movie is settled in has been a great choice from the writers; Shot in B&W and 4:3- another great element of Ida.