Polish film Ida wins Oscars from the Warsaw Voice
Vocabulary Chunks to comment on:
- Pawel Pawlikowski’s critics-lauded movie “Ida”
- Her aunt Wanda, a former state prosecutor
- Who set out on a road trip to
- Has so far garnered over 60 awards
- withdrawing from the world
- “Ida” is an intimate drama
Fill in the gaps
“We make a film about silence and withdrawing from the world and the _____ for contemplation – and _____ we are, at the epicentre of world noise and attention. Fantastic – life is _____ surprises.” Pawlikowski said accepting the award. The Pawlikowski movie has so far ______ over 60 awards at film festivals around the world ________ the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award (BAFTA) and has become the most internationally popular Polish _____ in the last 25 years.
Comprehension check questions after reading the article:
- How many nominations Poland had won for the 87th Academy Awards?
- Which polish films were nominated for best documentary short subject?
- Why was Pawlikowski was surprised?
- Match the words with their definitions:
a. intimate ____
b. postwar ____
c. prosecutor ____
d. withdraw ____
e. novice ___
Happening or existing in the period after a war
Someone who is beginning to learn how to do something
Private and personal
A lawyer who prosecutes people
To remove something