Saturday, March 1
AFI Silver Theatre
Silver Spring, MD
Win tickets to the D.C. premiere of Polish Oscar contender IDA, part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival’s Spotlight on Polish Cinema.
“It haunted me as much as anything I saw in the past 12 months, and I can’t wait to see it again.” - A.O. SCOTT, The New York Times
SYNOPSIS: Direct from its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the film seamlessly weaves together two deeply resonant narratives of identity set in Poland in 1962. Eighteen-year-old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when she first meets her only living relative.
Her aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, shocks Anna with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey to the countryside, to the old family home and into the secrets of a repressed past.
A post-screening discussion will feature Columbia University School of the Arts Film Professor Annette Insdorff.
Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
Tickets on sale at wjff.org