Ida. 2013. Poland/Denmark/France/Great Britain. Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. 82 min.
In this beautifully austere drama, Polish Holocaust survivors and their erstwhile tormentors struggle to find meaning and identity in their lives. Quoting Jean Renoir, director Pawel Pawlikowski attempts to tell a story in which "everyone has their reasons." The film is richly, poignantly personal for the director, since it grew out of his own tragedy and uncertain roots. Courtesy of Music Box Films.