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Original title
Ida (Sister of Mercy)
Running time
80 min.
Poland Poland
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski (B&W)
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Co-production Poland-Italy-Denmark; Opus Film / Phoenix Film
Drama | 1960s. Religion. Family Relationships. Nazism
Synopsis / Plot
In the 1960s Communist Polish, Anna, a young novice nun, is told by her prioress that before she takes her vows she must visit her only surviving relative. Anna travels to visit her aunt Wanda, a sad, hard-drinking judge who reveals that Anna's actual name is Ida Lebenstein. Ida's parents had been Jews who were murdered late in the Nazi occupation of Poland during World War II.
2014: Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film. Nominated for Best Cinematography
2014: 5 European Film Awards, including Best Movie, Director and Screenplay
2014: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014: BAFTA Awards: Best Film Not in the English Language
2014: Goya Awards: Best European Film
2014: Guldbagge Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2014: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Film
2014: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Foreign Languaje Film & Supp. Actress (Kulesza)
2014: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
2014: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Picture & Best Foreign Film
2014: Critics Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
2014: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 4 Nom. including for Best Foreign Film
2014: San Francisco Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography & Foreign Film. 3 Nom.
2013: David di Donatello Awards: Nominated to Best European Picture
2013: Toronto Film Festival: FIPRESCI Award (Special Presentations)
2013: Gijon Film Festival: Best Film, Actress (Kulesza), Screenplay, Art. Direction
2013: London Film Festival: Best Movie
2013: Warsaw Film Festival: Best Film
2014: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nominated for Best International Independent Film
2014: Gaudí Awards: Nominated for Best European Film
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