SOUTH SOCIAL MEETS POLAND is a tribute to Poland and to its most promising director, Pawel Pawlikowski. IDA is a film that will blow your mind, so charged with history, secrets, love and violence.
In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, IDA is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment. IDA is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films.
Before the screening a delicious Polish buffet will be offered by PIEROGI company and a super dashing Polish band, Tomasz Zyrmont Trio (Tomasz Zyrmont piano, Jakub Cywinski double bass, Flavio Li Vigni drums) will play live.