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Oscar Award: Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida

The Oxford-educated Polish writer/director Pawel Pawlikowski humbly marvels that his film, Ida, has become a sensation in every country it appears. Success seemed a dim prospect when Pawlikowski embarked on this project to make a black-and-white portrait of his homeland. Set in communist run Poland in the 1960s, the plot follows an orphan about to take her final vows as a Catholic nun, when she discovers she is actually Jewish. Pawlikowski discusses details, casting and the little miracles of filming that make his film an instant classic.


Beyond the Subtitles


Film critic and The Boston Herald entertainment writer Stephen Schaefer hosts candid conversations with actors, filmmakers, producers and movie people near and far.