Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Toronto 2013: 'Ida' Review

Ida is the new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of My Summer of Love and The Woman in the Fifth. His latest is a stark, wry, melancholy black-and-white period piece about a young woman studying to become a nun who discovers that she's actually Jewish. Because she's living in Poland in the 1960s, that revelation is not without its serious implications. I reviewed the film for Paste.