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Art Alert: Award-winning Polish film Ida to screen at Cairo’s InFocus

The film follows a young Polish nun as she delves into her family's troubled past. Ida won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 2015

Ahram Online , Monday 8 May 2017
Ida (Photo: still from the film)

The Oscar-winning Polish film Ida will be screened at InFocus Photography Club on 18 May.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida is a 2013 film set in Poland in the 1960s, centring on a young nun about to take her final vows.

When she discovers that she has an aunt and that her origins are Jewish, they both begin a journey to discover what happened to her parents, digging into the dark years of the German occupation.

Ida was the winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars, and was also nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography.

It was nominated for over 80 awards and won more than 60 international awards, including Best Cinematographer (Ryszard Lenczewski and Lukasz Zal) at the European Film Awards, Best Film at the London Film Festival, and a BAFTA award for the best foreign-language film.

The film was previously screened in Cairo as part of the 7th Panorama of The European Film.

InFocus is screening films each month that have had a significant impact on the film industry.

Ida will be followed by an open discussion led by Mohammed Salah, a film enthusiast and analyst who studied directing at the Cinema Palace.

The discussion will focus on three main aspects of the film: the script, cinematography and directing.

InFocus is an award-winning photography hub, winnning four Gold Medals from the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP).

The centre offers photography enthusiasts a space to discuss their work with others, join competitions and workshops, and provides them with support for proposed projects.

Friday 18 May at 8.30pm
InFocus Photography Club, 9 Street 219, Maadi, Cairo


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