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Genre: Drama
Synopsis

Even without reading background material, it comes as no surprise that the closing frame of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War bears the dedication, ‘for my parents’. The seductively intimate love story between Wiktor and Zula, starting in the ruins of post-War Poland and playing out on the boulevards of Paris, feels personal; drenched in music, buffeted by the turbulence of post-War Europe, relationship politics and patriotism. (Although the mis-matched lovers share the names of Pawlikowski’s own mother and father, that’s where the similarity ends.) At a focused 82-minutes, Cold War is glorious, sophisticated film-making, shadowed by the spirit of Pawilowski’s Oscar-winning Ida. Lead actress Joanna Kulig is arresting.

(Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily)

Director
Pawel Pawlikowski
Filmography
  • The Stringer (1998)
  • Last Resort (2000)
  • My Summer of Love (PÖFF 2004)
  • La femme du Vème (The Woman in the Fifth, PÖFF 2011)
  • Ida (PÖFF 2013)
  • Zimna wojna (Cold War, 2018)
Fri, 16.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
010907
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 010907
Mon, 26.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 1
111606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 111606
Tue, 27.11.2018
9:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
121106
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG, RUS
Screening code: 121106
Film info
Country: Poland
Year: 2018
Duration: 90 minutes
Languages: Polish, French
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Producers: Ewa Puszczynska, Tanya Seghatchian
Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski
DOP: Lukasz Zal
Montage: Jaroslaw Kaminski
Composer: Marcin Masecki
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza
Productions: Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures
Festivals: Cannes (Best Director), Karlovy Vary, Toronto, San Sebastián
Synopsis

Even without reading background material, it comes as no surprise that the closing frame of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War bears the dedication, ‘for my parents’. The seductively intimate love story between Wiktor and Zula, starting in the ruins of post-War Poland and playing out on the boulevards of Paris, feels personal; drenched in music, buffeted by the turbulence of post-War Europe, relationship politics and patriotism. (Although the mis-matched lovers share the names of Pawlikowski’s own mother and father, that’s where the similarity ends.) At a focused 82-minutes, Cold War is glorious, sophisticated film-making, shadowed by the spirit of Pawilowski’s Oscar-winning Ida. Lead actress Joanna Kulig is arresting.

(Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily)

Director
Pawel Pawlikowski
Filmography
  • The Stringer (1998)
  • Last Resort (2000)
  • My Summer of Love (PÖFF 2004)
  • La femme du Vème (The Woman in the Fifth, PÖFF 2011)
  • Ida (PÖFF 2013)
  • Zimna wojna (Cold War, 2018)