Ida Blu-Ray

idaposterFocusing on a young orphan (Agata Kulesza) experiencing life before taking her vows to become a nun, the latest from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowsk is a striking work, whether it’s in terms of narrative or visually.

Supported by a beautiful, stylish black and white cinematography and a very precise direction, the film uses images and moods, rather than dialogues, to convey the characters’ inner turmoil.

Featuring an AVC encoded 1080p transfer, the film looks stunning, Ida being available in its original Polish language with English subtitles.

When it comes to extras, you get a Q&A with the director, a behind-the-scene segment as well as a booklet featuring notes.

Own It, Watch It or Skip It?

Ida is such a haunting and heavy work that it’s one of these movies that you can just watch once and keep with you forever as they leave such a strong mark. A festival favorite and award winner, this is a must-watch for any fan of European cinema. As to own it, the Blu-Ray transfer will certainly emphasize the gorgeous black and white look.

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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.