Sentencing (Movies): Ida

Mole: Ida is a visually stunning film. The series of beautiful black and white shots tell the story of a Polish convent girl about to take her vows when she finds out that she is Jewish. As beautiful as it is, I got a little restless watching it. It’s a titch too contained. As the reckless Jewish aunt, Agata Kulesza injects some much needed life into the picture. but once she leaves, the film becomes lifeless again, exquisitely beautiful, but lifeless.

Ratty: Amazing cinematography. That’s about all you need to know. As soon as you start praising the cinematography you know it’s going to be a downer. Super serious. Amazing cinematography is never followed by, “A laugh a minute”. That said, amazing cinematography. Really.

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