This Polish film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski tells the story of Anna, a young woman who grew up in an orphanage and visit for the first time her aunt before taking the final vows and becoming a nun. Based in 1960, this great story deals with religion but also with the differences between two women totally opposite, Anna will discover a very dark secret about her family that will challenge her faith in God. Visually stunning with a wonderful photography this artistic feature is a outstanding work of cinema, a great performance by Agata Trzebuchowska as Anna but an even better one by Agata Kulesza as Wanda, the aunt. An impressive black and white print add to this movie a very distinctive charm and a feeling of a forgotten time. With a slow pace that follows perfectly the plot, “Ida” will slowly unfold in front of the viewer during its short length of 1 hour and 21 minutes and reveal its true beauty of cinematography. For all cinema fans, this cannot be missed.

Vote: 8/10