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Cold War Rated 15

Cold War

Dir. Paweł Pawlikowski. Poland, 2018. 1h 28m. Polish/subs. Starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar.

Two musicians, forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, fall in love while dreaming of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with this stunning romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II, shot in lustrous black and white. Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.

‘The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film’ ★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Plays out like an endlessly seductive musical rendered in the most gorgeous monochrome cinematography I have seen for some time.’ Nick James, Sight and Sound Magazine