A moving and intimate film about a novice nun’s journey of discovery, set in 1960s Poland, is to be shown at Louth Film Club this month.
Ida follows 18-year-old Anna (newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), an orphan raised in a convent, instructed by her Mother Superior to visit her sole living relative, Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a hard-drinking, promiscuous Communist Party insider, before becoming a nun.
Wanda proceeds to shock Anna by announcing that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered by the Nazis.
This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching trip to the family house to confront the secrets of the past and the realities of postwar Communism.
The film is being shown at 7.30pm at the Playhouse Cinema, Cannon Street, Louth, on Monday April 27.