• 2013
  • Poland / Denmark
  • 1h 20min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig
  • Language: Polish
  • UK release: 26 September 2014

Poland 1962; orphaned novice nun Sister Anna (Trzebuchowska) is about to take her vows when she finds out that she was originally named Ida and is Jewish, so she goes on a search for the truth about her parents. A thoughtful, beautifully shot but emotionally uninvolving coming-of-age story.

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Otley Film Society is a not for profit organisation that is committed to bringing diverse cinema to Otley. To find out more about the films, details of membership and how to buy guest tickets, go to or email screening of films starting at 7.45pm with bar open from 7pm. Guest Tickets: £4.TODAYIda, 82 mins, 12A, Dir by Pawel PawlikowskiPoland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. (drama, black and white)FUTURE SCREENINGSThursday 3 March: Gone Girl, 149 mins, 18, Dir by David FincherThursday 17 March: Wild Tales, 122 mins, 15, Dir by Damiàn SzifrònThursday 31 March: Samba,118 mins, 15, Dir by Olivier Nakache and Eric ToledanoThursday 14 April: Timbuktu, 97 mins, 12A, Dir by Abderrahmane SissakoThursday 28 April: Dark Horse, 85 mins, PG, Dir by Louise OsmondThursday 12 May: The 2016 Mystery Film!It is now traditional for OFS to leave the last screening date of the season free until after the international film awards season. Watch out for announcements nearer the date.Otley Courthouse Bar opens 45 minutes before the event start time.

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28 Feb 20143 stars

Austere drama with striking cinematography set in 1960s Poland

Writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski's career has fizzled somewhat since 2004's My Summer Of Love, with his much anticipated adaptation of DBC Pierre's Vernon God Little now handed over to Werner Herzog. Ida takes Pawlikowski back to his native Poland for…

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