Cold War, Zimna Wojna, 2018, 90 min., Poland-U.K.-France Directed by: Paweł Pawlikowski Written by: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki Principal cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar
Academy Award-winning director returns with a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the couple are separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.
Award for Best Director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Academy Awards.
A mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film. An elliptical, episodic story of imprisonment and escape, epic in scope. The musical ensemble performances are staggering – brilliantly choreographed by Pawlikowski and filmed by cinematographer Łukasz Żal.” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ****
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:15pm to 9:45am
Little Theatre, Theatre 1 240 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604