Foreign Film Friday: IDA

IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the…

Language Barriers in Film

Some people speak one language, some speak another, others speak two or three or ten. Whether or not language knowledge overlaps, communication is not only possible, but it is essential. Though they may differ from reality, some films employ the use of language barriers to create a conflict and affect the message of the film.