Cold War

01 Apr 2020 – Cancelled due to COVID

Director: Paweł Pawlikowski



88 mins

Cold War is a tumultuous love story about two people who,
despite their overwhelming passion for each other, are fatefully
mismatched. In a series of evocative episodes set across Poland,
Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris in the 1950’s, we follow the lives of
singer Zula and pianist Wiktor for the fifteen years after their initial
meeting. As Zula rises to fame, they perform across Eastern Europe
and realise that they must find a way to slip past the Iron Curtain.
Following the success of his film Ida, director Pawlikowski shows a
continued commitment to explore both the dark heart of Poland
and how its twentieth century political wounds and unrest echoed
through the emotional lives of its subjects. With beautiful monochrome photography and an outstanding cast, Cold War dances to the music of hard times.

Cannes Film Festival 2018 – Paweł Pawlikowski – Best Director Award