Strongly recommended. The adjective ‘lyric’ isn’t often seen in reference to movies. I wonder why. Perhaps because such movies require rapt attention to beauty and we don’t trade much in such as that. Maybe because lyric poetry is often best savored in memory. A film can’t always be reread and poignant loveliness often fades. Ida is a lyric movie, concerning itself with a novice nun, turning the world over before her vows. Ida, played to international acclaim by newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska, seems deep in thought . . . even while definitive acting. She eloquently opposes her older, cynical aunt (Agata Kulesza). Director/writer Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) has been here before, lovingly opening the mind of a conflicted - - but not confused - - young person. Ida won the foreign language Oscar and the photography (Ryszard Lenczewski & Lukasz Zal) has also been deservedly praised. You can also savor one of Coltrane’s greatest compositions.