Saturday 20 October
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 dark issues in the Polish history. 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 great 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 will play live, Tomasz Zyrmont Trio (Tomasz Zyrmont piano, Jakub Cywinski double bass, Flavio Li Vigni drums). Their music combines elements of jazz standards, Polish traditional compositions and also Tomasz’ original music. The lyrical style, inspirational solos and musical chemistry between musicians make their shows very special and unforgettable.