Ida becomes highest grossing Polish movie in 25 years
July 8, 2014
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida is the most popular Polish movie worldwide in the last 25 years; at the moment it ranks 20 at American box-office, where it has already earned USD 2,5 million, the daily Gazeta Wyborcza writes.
Ida is an intimate, black-and-white drama set in 1962 Poland. It tells a story of an 18-year-old novice nun Anna and her aunt Wanda, a former state prosecutor, whoset out on a road trip to discover their family’s past.
Since 1989 only two Polish directors have achieved similar commercial success: Krzysztof Kieślowski, who directed in France, and Agnieszka Holland, who worked in the US.
Ida’s unexpected success started at Toronto International Film Festival, where moviegoers were discussing the drama on the streets, and distributors lined up to buy copies. Since then Ida has won over 60 awards. It is being shown in over 40 countries.