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Ida (2013) dir. by Pawel Pawlikowski: “This film, shot in black and white, is superbly constructed on every dimension. The plot is tight, and the acting is incredible. It is, literally and figuratively, a very quiet movie. The themes are huge, but the presentation is never strident. The arguments are very calmly placed in front of us, there is no special pleading; and the score reflects this. Agata Trzebuchowska absolutely seizes the camera, and never lets it go. She is just compulsively watchable. (x)