IDA 11.10PM, SBS1 ★★★★
A young woman orphaned at an early age is about to become a nun. When word surfaces Ida ( an astonishing performance by newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska) has one surviving relative, she is instructed to leave the convent to learn a little about herself. No, make that a lot. Though shot in a starkly foreboding black- and- white, the fi lm’s seemingly rigid limitations turn out to be anything but. The word “masterpiece” is never to be used lightly. However, when a fi lm hits as hard as Ida, the accolade is more than apt.