Closing Film: Ida

Sunday 21st September / 7:30PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema


Set in Poland, 1962. Anna is a beautiful eighteen-year-old woman, preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since orphaned as a child. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her mother's sister Wanda. Together, the two women embark on a voyage of discovery of each other and their past. Her aunt, she learns is not only a former hard-line Communist state prosecutor notorious for sentencing priests and others to death, but also a Jew. Anna learns that she too is Jewish - and that her real name is Ida. This revelation sets Anna, now Ida, on a journey to uncover her roots and confront the truth about her family.

Ida has to choose between her birth identity and the religion that saved her from the massacres of the Nazi occupation of Poland. And Wanda must confront decisions she made during the War when she chose loyalty to the cause before family.

We are pleased to be presenting this stunning drama, already tipped to be one of the best films of the year, ahead of its UK release.

Followed by closing reception at The Maltings Bar. Supported by Mitie.

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Artist Pawel Pawlikowski Country Poland, Denmark Year 2013 Duration 80 minutes Cert 12a