Celebrating director Pawel Pawlikowski’s new film Ida, which opened Friday, September 26th at the IFI, we have a DVD of Pawlikowski’s, The Woman in the Fifth and a film poster courtesy of our friends at Artificial Eye, to give away to one lucky winner!
In early 1960s Poland, young novitiate nun Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska, making a powerful debut) is required to visit her Aunt Wanda, her only surviving relative, before taking her final vows. Her hard-living aunt is a proud member of the Communist Party, and a judge whose fervent prosecution of enemies of the state has earned her the nickname ‘Red Wanda’.
Initially wary of each other due to their vast differences, their relationship is complicated by Wanda’s revelation that Anna was once Ida, born to Jewish parents of whom no trace remains. In search of her origins, Anna travels into the Polish countryside with her aunt, seeking a connection to the family she never knew, her faith tested in this and other, more earthly ways. Beautifully shot, Pawlikowski’s spare and affecting film is a strong addition to Polish cinema’s body of work examining the country’s troubled history.
Tickets for this film sale are on now. Book here.
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Director Pawel Pawlikowski received a BAFTA in 2005 for which film?
My Summer of LoveThe Woman in the FifthLast Resort
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Competition closes at 5pm on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. The winner will be contacted by email. (See IFI Terms and Conditions regarding prizes and competitions.)
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