1. … Because this may be your only chance to see an almost-nun go on a road trip with a Communist and end up in a smoky jazz club.
2. … Because it’s foreign but not off-putting. From the black and white and the sometimes silent soundtrack to the religious and existential themes, Ida hits many stereotypical marks of a foreign film experience without become so esoteric or arty that it looses its humanity.
3. … Because you’ll be able to have a “personal favorite” in the Best Foreign Film category at that Oscar party you’re going to. Instant cultural cred.
4. … Because at under 90 minutes, it offers one of the highest ratios of aesthetic beauty and emotional impact per minute available.