June 17, 2014 @ 11:00 pm – June 18, 2014 @ 1:30 am
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St
All shows are regular price.
BPSI’s Off the Couch presents Ida (2014) at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, MA.
From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s 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. Naïve, 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.
Benjamin Herbstman, MD will lead a discussion following the film.
About Off the Couch
Psychoanalysis goes to the movies!
Join us for this monthly screening of current films hosted by prominent members of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society, followed by lively discussions. Come and interact with cinema and learn more about the psychological aspects that motivate plot, character, and even the directors of today’s films.
Screenings usually take place the third Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. All shows are regular price.
Film to be announced.