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Ida (2013)

Country: Poland, Denmark

Duration: 82 min.

Genre: Drama, History

Director: Pavel Pawlikowski

Screenplay: Pavel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkievich

Producers: Eric Abraham, Peter Dzetsol Eve Pushchinska, Sophie Wanting Hassing, Christian Falkenberg Husum

Operators: Ryszard Lenchevsky, Lukas Hall

Composer: Christian Andersen Eydns

Editor: Jaroslaw Kaminski

Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agatha Tshebuhovskaya David Ogrodniki, Jerzy Trelew

Nomination: Out of competition, Special screenings

Age limitations: 18+

Plot

Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, is a novice. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna about her Jewish roots. Both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. They question what they used to believe in.

Rewards and nominations

  • Academy Awards, USA 2015 - Won: Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
  • Academy Awards, USA 2015 - Nominated: Best Achievement in Cinematography
  • Golden Globes, USA 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • BAFTA Awards 2015 - Won: Best Film Not in the English Language 
  • BAFTA Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Cinematography
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2014 - Won: Best Non-English Language Film
  • American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2014 - Won: Spotlight Award
  • Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Film not in the Spanish Language 
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards 2014 - 2nd place: Foreign Language Film
  • Bodil Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Non-American Film
  • British Independent Film Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best International Independent Film
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Camerimage 2013 - Won: Golden Frog - Main Competition
  • Capri, Hollywood 2014 - Won: Capri Foreign Language Film Award
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2015 - 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Supporting Actress, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Most Promising Performer
  • Chlotrudis Awards 2015 - Won: Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography
  • Chlotrudis Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actress
  • CinEuphoria Awards 2015 - Won: Best Cinematography - International Competition
  • CinEuphoria Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Director, Best Supporting Actress
  • Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal 2015 - Won: Best Cinematography - International Competition
  • Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal 2015 - Nominated: Best European Film
  • Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Film
  • Críticos de Cinema Online Portugueses Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Film Not in the Portuguese/English Language, Best Cinematography
  • César Awards, France 2015 - Nominated: CésarBest Foreign Film
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2014 - 2nd place: Best Foreign-Language Film
  • David di Donatello Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best European Film
  • Denver Film Critics Society 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Won: Top Ten Films
  • European Film Awards 2014 - Won: Audience Award, European Film AwardBest Film, Best Director, Best Screenwriter, Best Cinematographer
  • European Film Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Actress
  • Gaudí Awards 2015 - Nominated - Best European Film Pawel  
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2015 - Nominated: Dorian Award - Foreign Language Film of the Year 
  • Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2015 - Won: Best Foreign Film
  • Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2015 - Nominated: Best Picture, Best Cinematography
  • Gijón International Film Festival 2013 - Won: Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Gil Parrondo Award, Best Production Design, Best Film, Best Feature
  • Golden Trailer Awards 2014 - Won: Best Foreign Drama
  • Gopos Awards, Romania 2015 - Nominated: Best European Film
  • Goya Awards 2015 - Won: Best European Film
  • Guldbagge Awards 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Film
  • Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Independent Spirit Awards 2015 - Won: Best International Film
  • Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2014 - 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Indiewire Critics' Poll 2014 - Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
  • International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2015 - Nominated: Best Non-English Language Film, Best Cinematography
  • International Online Film Critics' Poll 2015 - Won: Top Ten Films
  • International Online Film Critics' Poll 2015  - Nominated: Best Cinematography
  • Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2015 - Nominated: Best European Film Pawel 
  • LUX Prize 2014 - Won: Lux Prize
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2014 - Won: Best Foreign Film
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival 2013 - Won: Best Actress Prize, Crystal Arrow 
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards 2015 - Nominated: Film of the Year, Foreign Language Film of the Year, Supporting Actress of the Year
  • London Film Festival 2013 - Won: Best Film
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2014 - Won: Best Supporting Actress, Best Foreign Film
  • Minsk International Film Festival 2013 - Won: Best Actress, Best Film, Art as Phenomenon, Best Cinematography
  • Nashville Film Festival 2014 - Won: Lipscomb Ecumenical Prize 
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2015 - 2nd place: Best Supporting Actress
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Won: Best Foreign Language Film 
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2014 - Won: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Online Film & Television Association 2015 - Nominated: Best Breakthrough Performance 
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Picture, Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2014 - Won: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Polish Film Awards 2014 - Won: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing 
  • Polish Film Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design (Najlepsza Scenografia) 
  • Polish Film Festival 2013 - Won: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Film
  • RiverRun International Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Narrative Feature, Best Actress, Best Screenplay
  • Robert Festival 2015 - Nominated: Best Non-American Film  
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2014 - Won: Best Cinematography, Best Foreign-Language Film
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2014 - Nominated: Best Supporting Actress
  • Sarasota Film Festival 2014 - Won: Narrative Feature Competition Winner
  • Satellite Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Motion Picture, International Film
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2014 - 3rd place: Best Actress
  • Seattle International Film Festival 2014  - Nominated: Best Director
  • St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2015 - 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2013 - Won: International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)Special Presentations
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Warsaw International Film Festival 2013 - Won: Ecumenical Jury Award, Grand PrixP
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Wiesbaden goEast 2014 - Won: SKODA Film Award
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Won - Best Woman Storyteller
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Foreign Film by or About Women