For our Dablon movie lovers and cinephiles we are providing world class foreign and independent films in the Tasting Room. At no charge to our wine loving friends, we are bringing Music Box Films’ catalog of over 100 award winning titles to our new 12’ x 7’ screen along with a JBL sound system. Wine will be served by the glass or bottle (no tastings during the film) and we hope to provide time for discussion after the screening.
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.
18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.
In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, Ida a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; Ida is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Release Date: 05/02/14
Critics' Pick! "One of the finest European films in recent memory." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A film of exceptional artistry whose emotions are as potent and persuasive as its images are indelibly beautiful." - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"One of the best films of the year. Not to be missed." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week
"A new Polish masterpiece." - David Thomson, New Republic
"Bracing, beautifully wrought, and provocative." - J. Hoberman, Tablet
"It haunted me. I can't wait to see it again." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"A compact gem of perfection. A total marvel." - Dana Stevens, Slate
"Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films” - Oliver Lyttleton, The Playlist
“Exquisite.” - Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
“Riveting. Sublime." - Karin Badt, Huffington Post
“Richly sympathetic and deeply moving! First-timer Agata Trzebuchowska is quietly compelling.” - Tom Huddleston, Time Out
Awards & Festivals
Golden Globe Awards 2015 - Best Foreign Language Film Nominee