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Film Program, "Ida"


Wed 12 / 15 / 2021
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM


Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited capacity: Registration Closed


Film screening, of "Ida," presented by Congregation Har Shalom's Daytimers Group.
Free, and open to all, but masks must be worn when not eating, and all attendees must have completed available Covid-19 vaccination regimen no less than 14 days before the program.  The 14-day rule does not apply to booster vaccination, a third Pfizer or Moderna dose. 
12 noon is the start time is for socializing, eating a dairy or pareve (neither dairy nor meat) lunch.  Film program will begin at 12:30 pm.

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.