‘Ida’ is a powerful drama which lifts the lid on a dark chapter in Polish history

The Source Film Club will screen Polish drama ‘Ida’ in the Source Arts Centre on Wednesday, January 21st at 8pm.

The Source Film Club will screen Polish drama ‘Ida’ in the Source Arts Centre on Wednesday, January 21st at 8pm.

A young woman about to become a nun finds herself embarking on a journey to discover the truth about her past when a previously unknown relative enters her life in Polish drama ‘Ida’.

Set in Poland during the early 1960s, the story focuses on Anna (Agata Trzebechowska), an eighteen-year old girl preparing to take her vows at the convent she has lived in since being orphaned as a child.

Before she can become a nun, however, she learns that she has an aunt named Wanda whom she must visit first.

Wanda (Agata Kulesza) is a hard-drinking woman who was once a formidable state prosecutor.

Wanda reveals to Anna that her real name is in fact ‘Ida’ and that she is Jewish.

Together the two women set out to discover the truth about what happened to Ida’s parents during the Second World War.

Filmed in a vibrant monochrome which recalls classic European cinema, this feature from Polish director Pawet Pawlikowski is a powerful drama which lifts the lid on a dark chapter in Polish history and includes a break-out performance from newcomer Trzebechowska.

‘Ida’ will be screened at The Source Arts Centre in Thurles on Wednesday, January 21st at 8pm.

Tickets for the screening of ‘Ida’ are priced at €9. There is a concession rate of €7 for those who qualify and there is a reduced rate of €5 charged for Film Club members.

For more information please call the box office on 0504 90204 or visit www.thesourceartscentre.ie.