Heartbreaking ‘Ida’ Is Critics’ Darling
This is the film to watch. Reviewers can’t get enough of Pawel Pawlikowski’s black-and-white drama about a young Polish woman who discovers, before taking her vows to become a nun, that she’s Jewish. Ida swept the European Film Awards this weekend, winning best picture, director, screenplay and even a vote of moviegoers. “We made a black-and-white movie with a camera that doesn’t move,” said the idiosyncratic Pawlikowski. Luckily, the foreign-language Oscar-contender is now streaming on Amazon.