Poland's 'Ida' wins best foreign language film Oscar

February 23, 2015 2:35 AM

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Poland's 'Ida' wins best foreign language film Oscar

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Black-and-white Polish drama "Ida" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping a successful awards season run in which the austere tale of identity in post-World War Two Poland won top awards in Europe and the United States.

Director Pawel Pawlikowski's film, about a novitiate nun who learns she is a Jewish orphan, earned the country its first Academy Award in 10 total nominations in the category.

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