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Sheila Skaff

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325628

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325628.001.0001

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‘But then what?’

‘But then what?’

(p.81) Chapter Six: ‘But then what?’
Studying Ida

Sheila Skaff

Liverpool University Press

This chapter talks about Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida as an ultimate film that speaks to any community that has been kept from fulfilling its full human potential in the last century. It emphasizes Ida's acknowledgement of Nazism, Stalinism, the Cold War, and political oppression throughout the world that have forced people into situations that they would have otherwise avoided. It also discusses how Ida is a film about meditation on the limitations that war, powerful ideologues, and forced emigration place on their survivors. This chapter mentions critic Tadeusz Sobolewski of Gazeta Wyborza, who wrote that Ida's dilemma lies in bearing the weight of evil that she has hidden herself. It examines Ida's silent refusal, spiritual transcendence, and way of coping with her personal tragedy and loss, which is considered a common fate among immigrants and orphans.

Keywords:   Paweł Pawlikowski, Ida, human potential, Nazism, Stalinism, Cold War, immigrants, orphans, political oppression

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