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Pawel Pawlikowski

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    Ida-Road to Divinity Via the Sins of the Past

    An immaculate life of solitude and devotion to God is a commitment marked by sacrifice for which not many are prepared. Giving up mundane and carnal pleasures for a state of plentiful spirituality is not simple undertaking. There must be no doubt, no curiosity to experience the world outside the val...

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    Interview: Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski

    There were two ways to look at this film: as a conceit, as in, “what a great story – a girl about to take her vows in the convent which raised her discovers she is Jewish and returns to the society which destroyed her family” -- or as a journey of a fresh soul into the heart of humanity and finds th...

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    How the Director of 'Ida' Turned Polish History Into Compelling Drama

    The movie may not contain an obviously historical impulse, but that's not to say it doesn't embrace a historical moment.

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    Review: Pawel Pawlikowski's Striking, Evocative 'Ida'

    From the opening moments of “Ida,” the Polish film from director Pawel Pawlikowski, it’s clear that we’re in for something unusual. Shot in a boxy aspect ratio, in rich, complex black and white, the film isn’t simply stylistically arresting, however; these first few moments find us in a quiet cloist...

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    Review: How the Bleak Drama 'Ida' Channels Ingmar Bergman Movies

    Pawel Pawlikowski's gorgeously bleak "Ida" is a keen retrograde study of classic European cinema that simultaneously feels timeless.

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    Watch: Haunting, Meditative Trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Award-Winner 'Ida'

    Music Box Films has released a trailer for Pawel Palikowski's "Ida," which made its rounds on the festival circuit last year.

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    Watch: Beautiful U.S. Trailer For Pawel Pawlikowski’s 'Ida'

    "Absolutely stunning, one of the year's best films," declared our own Oliver Lyttelton (as you'll see below in the new trailer) when he saw Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida" at the BFI London Film Festival last year. And Jessica Kiang was taken with the movie as well at the Marrakech Film Festival, calling ...

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    Marrakech Review: The Thoughtful, Artful, Award-Winning 'Ida,' From Director Pawel Pawlikowski

    From the opening moments of “Ida,” the Polish film from director Pawel Pawlikowski—that plays in competition at the Marrakech Film Festival, but is already trailing awards from TIFF (FIPRESCI critics award) and Warsaw (Grand Prix), having also elicited a rave from our own Oli Lyttelton when he saw i...

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    BFI London Film Festival Winners Include Pawlikowski's 'Ida,' Newcomer Scribe Jonathan Asser for 'Starred Up' and More

    The BFI London Film Festival wrapped this weekend, announcing its top prizes. UK-based Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida," a drama centered on a Catholic nun exploring her Jewish roots, nabbed the fest's top award for Best Picture, while Best British Newcomer went to Jonathan Asser for his sc...

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