Art Films 101: “Ida”

If you’re looking for a film that surpasses mere entertainment, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski may be an eye-opener. The 2013 Polish film, with its poignant story and stunning cinematography, ignited my love and appreciation for art films. “Ida” explores existentialism, family, and the secular world versus religion through Ida Lebenstein, a Catholic-raised girl who learns of her Jewish background after meeting her only living relative, Wanda Gruz.

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