I just finished watching the Polish film Ida. The film focuses on a woman and her aunt trying to find out what happened to their family during the war.
The film is excellent. The narrative is structured like a perfect short story.
The lives the film talks about seem real in ways that few movies capture.
The film is also beautiful. Like a Vermeer painting in black and white. Every shot leaves you wanting it to last and last.
It's also inspiring. It made me think about things that happened long ago in Poland in ways that made those memories immediate and vital.
The film is available for streaming at Netflix and Amazon. The DVD is also available at Amazon.