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Bronislaw Komorowski
Oscar-winning director: Poles should see 'Ida" not debate it

The director of "Ida," the Polish movie that won this year's Oscar for best foreign film, said Monday that Poles should see it before calling it anti-Polish. "Ida" premiered in Poland in 2013, but attracted little attention despite winning best picture in Poland's main movie festival. Now the Oscar and a slew of other international awards have generated intense debate about whether it's unpatriotic, a charge leveled by right-wing politicians. The movie is about Ida, a young woman preparing to be a nun, who discovers she is Jewish and that her parents were murdered by a Polish peasant during World War II. Detractors argue that the movie lacks the...

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