Kino Klub: Ida

This event is now Sold Out. We kindly invite you to the latest in a series of monthly screenings dedicated to showcasing the most intriguing films in contemporary Polish cinema. Each month on the third Tuesday we will be meeting to watch and discuss both new and classic Polish films: features, shorts, documentaries. A drinks reception will follow each screening. This month we will show Ida by the Polish director Paweł pawlikowski. Ida, a Polish drama exploring the complicated issue of Polish-Jewish relations in postwar Poland, claimed five awards, including for best film of the year, at the European Film Awards in Riga, Latvia, December 2013.

Set in 1960s’ Poland, Ida is the story of a young girl who, raised in a Catholic convent, is now a novitiate nun. Before she takes her vows, she is sent by the older nuns to meet her only living relative, an aunt who is a staunch communist and a former Stalinist prosecutor. The aunt tells the girl, the Ida of the title, about her Jewish origins and other shocking facts from her early childhood. The two women embark on a heart-wrenching trip across Poland, on which family secrets are revealed and Ida struggles with an identity crisis caused by the unexpected truth.

Date: 20 January 2015

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Member Ticket Price: £10 including a glass of wine

Non-member Ticket Price: £12 including a glass of wine

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