january, 2020

04jan(jan 4)2:00 pm(jan 4)2:00 pmForeign Film ShowingsChapters:Chevy Chase

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Event Details

Join us for screenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles.

For January we will watch Ida (2013— Poland).

The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014, IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery about her past.

18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naive, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism.

Winner of an Oscar and a BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes and the Cesar Awards.

Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

 

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Chevy Chase Library

8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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