Cold War

Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Academy Award-winning Ida with Cold War, a love story that starts life set against Soviet-era Poland. The turbulent romance between pianist, Wiktor, and singer, Zula, spans decades and nations, shot in luminous black and white.

Winner of the Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal and the political to great effect, choreographing astonishing musical numbers with ease, set to a soundtrack that takes the viewer from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the soft jazz of a smoky Paris basement bar.

“The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film set in cold war Poland and beyond”  ★★★★★ – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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