Ida (AKA Sister of Mercy)

Pawel Pawlikowski
Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Pawel Pawlikowski
Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Joanna Kulig, Dawid Ogrodnik
Opus Film, Phoenix Film Investments


Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Anna, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent, has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women start a journey not only to find their family tragic story, but who they really are and where they belong. They question their religions and ideas they believed in. Both are trying to go on living but only one of them can.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Gijon International Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Production Design and Grand Prix Asturias - Best Film
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
Winner: International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)
Warsaw Film Festival 2013
Winner: Ecumenical Jury Award and Grand Prix
BFI London Film Festival 2013
Winner: Best Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014
Horizons Section

BAFTA Awards 2015
Nomination: Cinematography and Film not in the English Language.
Winner: Film not in the English Language.
Awards 2015
Cesar Awards: Nominated to Best Foreign Film
Golden Globe Awards - Nomination: to Best Foreign Language Film
Oscar 2015
Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film
Winner for Best Foreign Language Film
European Film Awards (EFA) 2014
Nominated: European Actress (Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska).
Winner: European Film 2014, European Director 2014, European Screenwriter 2014, European Cinematographer - Prix Carlo di Palma 2014 and People's Choice Award 2014 for Best European Film.
Winner of LUX Film Prize of European Parliament 2014
Awards 2015
Goya Awards 2015: Winner of Best European Film
Gaudí Awards 2015: Nominated to Best European Film


Spain (28 of March 2014)