March 24, 2019

Movies with Agata Kulesza

COLD WAR

In 1949 Poland, Wiktor tours the countryside recording folk music with his partner, Irena, accompanied by a government emissary. The three create a folk dance and music ensemble housed in a dilapidated villa, where students are transformed into culture workers for the Polish People’s Republic. … [Read more...]

IDA

Shortly before taking her vows, an orphaned novitiate in 1950s Poland, meets an aunt she didn’t know existed. Wanda’s entrance into Ida’s circumscribed life brings shocking news that changes everything, and this revelation begets a journey—both literal and figurative. Poland’s history during World … [Read more...]