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Film Review - Ida


As a vessel of drama, the Polish production “Ida” doesn’t swing wildly. In fact, conflicts are minimal and passions are largely tempered or worn down by life, giving a simplistic story of awakening room to breathe as it carries out its observational approach. What’s impressive here is director Pawel Pawlikowski’s cinematic form, creating a black and white world for “Ida” that carries harsh and seductive qualities while wisely remaining invested in the power of reaction, as internalization plays a critical role in the effort. It’s beautifully crafted all around, keeping “Ida” engrossing as it explores screen stillness, putting its faith in the power of subtle revelations as a means of suspense. Read the rest at


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