Release Date: February 12, 2014
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Writer: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Run Time: 82 Minutes
Color: Black and White
Camera: Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Zeiss Ultra Prime Lenses
Process/Format: 2k (Master)/35 mm
Comprehensive details can be found on Ida’s IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2718492/technical?ref_=tt_dt_spec
A literature and philosophy graduate, with extensive post-graduate work at Oxford on German literature, Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television.
His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, including Toronto and Sundance, and won the 2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for "Most Promising Newcomer in British Film."
His next film, My Summer Of Love (2004), won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards in 2005.
-This mini biography appears courtesy of IMDB. More details on this director can be found on his IMDB page
2015: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Goya Award for Best European Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Foreign Film
Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film
2014: European Film Award for Best Film
European Film Award for Best Screenwriter
European Film Award for Best Cinematographer
Polish Academy Award for Best Film
Polish Academy Award for Best Director
Polish Academy Award for Best Actress
Polish Academy Award for Best Editing
European Film Award for Best Director
American Society of Cinematographers Spotlight Award
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Film
- Ida was filmed in full color on a high-resolution (2K) camera and then later converted to black and white.
- Although Ida is a fictional story, the starting point for Ida’s character began with the very real story of Jakub Weksler, born to Jewish parents in 1943 and adopted as a child by a Christian family. He eventually became a Catholic priest and the subject of the documentary, Torn. (http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/priest_born_jewish_is_torn_20110802)
-Even through strict communist control and censorship, Polish music in the early 1960s included beat, jazz, folk, skiffle, blues, and American rock and roll. The Animals and The Beatles were among the biggest names influencing Polish young Polish musicians.