December 15, 2021 “Ida” – Poland – 2014 – 80 minutes
It is Poland in 1962. On the eve of taking her vows as a nun, 18-year-old novice Anna is told by the sisters that she has an aunt named Wanda she should pay a visit to. Wanda turns out to be a cynical Communist Judge who shocks the naïve Anna with a stunning revelation: Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida.
To learn more about her new identity Ida, accompanied by Wanda, embarks on a revelatory journey to their old family home. They hope to discover the fate of Ida’s birth parents. They will also unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation.
"Ida" was the winner of 2014’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.