Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski Poland, UK, France 2018 88 mins Cert: 15A Subtitled
The new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Academy Award-winning Ida, follows the passionate romance between musician Wiktor and beautiful young woman Zula, who meet in a post-war Poland. Told over 15 years and shot in stunning black and white, Cold War won the Best Director prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
… mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing …
The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2018
Poland 1949: talented musician Wiktor is part of a group visiting remote villages to select young people for a show of authentic traditional Polish song and dance. During the auditions Wiktor meets the beautiful and mysterious Zula, and soon the two have started a passionate love affair. Over the next 15 years their romance faces many obstacles, yet they are always drawn back together.
Based on the relationship of his own parents, this new film from Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Academy Award-winning Ida, is a passionate, music-filled love story set in a Cold War-era Europe.