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Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, Curious Film's IDA Returns to Cinemas

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Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, Curious Film's IDA Returns to Cinemas

Curious Film is proud to announce that IDA, winner of this year’s Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film, begins a return season in cinemas today.

Melbourne’s Cinema Nova and the State Theatre in Hobart are the first cinemas confirmed to screen Pawel Pawlikowski’s black and white masterpiece, set in 1960s Poland.

“We are, of course, overjoyed with IDAs recent Oscar success,” say Peter Grasse , president of Curious Film.

“It not only shows that Curious knows content and selects the best stories made by the world’s best directors for Australian audiences, it also empowers our drive for excellence in commercial filmmaking," he said.

"Curious spotted the immense potential in this film early on. We’ve done the same with our local commercial talent. Our award winning roster of directors and portfolio of film demonstrate our complete commitment to quality content production.”

In IDA, Agata Trzebuchowska plays Anna, a beautiful 18-year-old woman, preparing to become a nun at the convent where she has lived since orphaned as a child. She learns she has a living relative she must visit before taking her vows, her mother’s sister WANDA.

Together, the two women embark on a voyage of discovery of each other and their past. Her aunt, she learns is not only a former hard-line Communist state prosecutor notorious for sentencing priests and others to death, but also a Jew.

IDA is written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and directed by Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love).

For more information, images and to view the trailer click here

Genre: Storytelling