Ida – 2013 Polish Drama Film
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Written by Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Saturday 26 September 2015, 4 pm
Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Set in Poland in 1962, a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned as an infant during the German occupation of World War II, she must now meet her aunt. Her aunt, the former Communist state prosecutor and only surviving relative, tells her that her parents were Jewish. The two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their family.
Called a “compact masterpiece” and an “eerily beautiful road movie”, the film has also been said to “contain a cosmos of guilt, violence and pain”, even if certain historical events (German occupation of Poland, the Holocaust and Stalinism) remain unsaid.
Ida won the 2015 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, becoming the first Polish film to do so. Selected as Best Film of 2014 by the European Film Academy and as Best Film Not in the English Language of 2014 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
Well-known Polish director and producer, Joanna Kos-Krauze, will introduce the film on behalf of the film’s director, giving some insights on filming techniques he used. Kos-Krauze will respond to questions after the film.
Refreshments & tickets on sale at 3.15 pm
Doors open at 3.50 pm – film at 4:00 pm
Donation: Ksh 400 KMS member Ksh 500 Guest
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