OVID.tv – Now Streaming: Academy Award Winner IDA & More!

The Academy Award-winning film IDA is now on OVID. Hailed as a “masterpiece” by the New Yorker, the feature centers on a novice on her way to becoming a nun. She learns that her family history is intertwined with Poland’s painful one.

They also have Werner Herzog’s HAPPY PEOPLE focuses on the lives of a community living in the Siberian Taiga’s. A side bonus is the human-dog relationships. Then there’s Raul Ruiz’s MYSTERIES OF LISBON, “an elegiac meditation on love lost and rediscovered through misted memory.” Check out his other film, TIME REGAINED, for more lush filmmaking.

Also new: the Academy-Award nominee FACING FEAR, a documentary about the reconciliation between a neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his crime, and A DANGEROUS IDEA on the subject of eugenics.

A Dangerous Idea
Directed by Stephanie Welch; Passion River, Documentary
 Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful ‘gene’ determines who is worthy and who is not.

Facing Fear
Directed by Stephanie Welch; Passion River, Documentary
 A former neo-Nazi skinhead and the gay victim of his hate crime meet by chance 25 years later, are reconciled and collaborate in educational presentations.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Directed by Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov; Music Box Films, Documentary

Werner Herzog takes viewers on yet another unforgettable journey into remote and extreme natural landscapes. The acclaimed filmmaker presents this visually stunning documentary about the people living in the heart of the Siberian Taiga.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; Music Box Films, Narrative

A young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who makes a shocking discovery about her past.

Mysteries of Lisbon
Directed by Raul Ruiz; Music Box Films, Narrative

A masterful adaptation of the nineteenth-century Portuguese novel evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy who are forbidden to marry, and his quest to discover the truth of his parentage. But this is just the start of an engrossing tale that follows a multitude of characters whose fates conjoin, separate and then rejoin again over three decades in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy.

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