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Film Club Title

The Dressmaker

31st May 2019


Doors open: 7.30pm

Performance: 8.00pm

Tickets: £5.00


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Ware Arts Review

Now that this haunting Polish film starring and directed by artists

with unpronounceable names has been nominated for a

foreign-language Oscar and for its exquisite, boxy, black and

white cinematography, Ida is back in the conversation.


Ida is an art film in the finest sense of the term — it is austeret

technique counterbalanced by emotions that bleed. Director

and co-writer Paweł Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) sets his

tale in 1962, when convent-raised Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska),

18, is about to take her final vows. That’s when she learns she

has an aunt, Wanda (Agneta Kulesza), a boozy, chain-smoking

judge known for her hard line against enemies of Communism.


Wanda is Jewish, as is Anna. It was Wanda who abandoned her niece, born Ida Lebenstein, and participated in the judicial terrors of the time. It takes a scant 80 minutes for Pawlikowski to let his story of saint and sinner unfold on the faces of his two remarkable actresses. No spoilers here, only my advice to avoid multiplex crapola like Mortdecai and The Wedding Ringer and let yourself be enveloped by a modern cinema classic.



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