Oscar winner is solemn, brooding
The cinematography and aspect ratio of "Ida" is so unique and picturesque that nearly every frame of the film looks like it could be hung in a gallery. Absolutely gorgeous, and glad it got recognized for its cinematography at the Oscars. The movie tells the story of young Ida, a nun about to take her vows, who is reunited with her aunt as they try to find closure to Ida's parents' deaths. The movie is so calm and still, interrupted by Ida's later possible love interest's jazzy explorations. Ida doesn't get along with her aunt at times, those frictions bringing to the surface some excellent doubt and character exploration. It's a bleak, mature piece with a lot of questions and tons of smoking. It's short and packs a powerful punch when the credits roll.
This title contains:
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking