"Ida" Official Website Now Launched
Opus Film, producer of Ida, a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has launched the film’s official website. Ida is Poland’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award®.
The film’s English-language website www.ida-movie.com, run by Opus Film, features information about the films’ awards, review excerpts, a trailer, a stills gallery, and distribution details, as well as links to the film’s Facebook fanpage and Twitter account. A mobile version of the website is also available.
Ida’s International Success
Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida had its world premiere at the 40th Telluride Film Festival, which took place in late August and early September 2013. On October 25, 2013, the film was released theatrically in Poland. Ida’s subsequent international distribution proved to be one of the most spectacular successes in the history of Polish cinema. In France, Pawlikowski’s feature reached an audience of over 500,000, with over 100,000 admissions in Italy and nearly as much in Spain and the Netherlands. The film’s US box office is currently at 3.5 million USD, with about 450,000 admissions at theatrical screenings alone. It is a fact worth mentioning that on the day of release, Ida screened at a mere three cinemas. As its popularity grew, so did the scale of distribution, reaching a total of 134 screens at its peak, and is still available theatrically across the United States.
Ida has also been released theatrically in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Japan, Canada, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Taiwan. In total, the film has been sold to 52 countries to date, and there is continuing interest in further territories. On September 26, Ida will be released theatrically in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and in Denmark and Sweden in October. To date, Ida has also screened at almost 50 film festivals, wining over 30 awards.
A Polish-Danish Co-Production Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Ida was made as a co-production between Poland and Denmark, produced by Opus Film and Phoenix Film in cooperation with Portobello Pictures, Phoenix Film Polska, and Canal+ Polska. The film was co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, Eurimages, the Danish Film Institute, and the Łódź Film Fund. The Academy Award® selection committee, formed by Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Professor Małgorzata Omilanowska, selected Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski to be Poland’s candidate in the Best Foreign Language Academy Award® category. Committee members included Filip Bajon (head of the committee), Katarzyna Adamik, Jacek Bławut, Michał Komar, Agnieszka Odorowicz, Anda Rottenberg, Janusz Zaorski, and Marek Żydowicz.
The official website of Ida is available at: www.ida-movie.com.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun