Cold War


Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar

Director: Paweł Pawlikowski

Running Time: 88 minutes

Certificate: 15 - strong language, threat, drug misuse

Country: Poland

Format: 2D

"The torn curtain of love is the theme of Pawel Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film set in cold war Poland and beyond."
-Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"At its heart there’s a relationship that doesn’t wholly move you as it needs to do. The rigour of this film-making is nonetheless ravishing."
-David Sexton, London Evening Standard

"Demonstrates a significant leap in storytelling prowess together with an unerring ability to convey the most revealing character traits with the tiniest of details."
-Kevin Maher, Times

"Somehow, it’s both pristine and jazzy - emotionally aloof by design, but still accessible."
-Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph

"Reflecting the two leads, the film retains a quiet humour throughout."
-Geoffrey Macnab, Independent

"In 84 densely packed minutes, the dialogue is often bracingly spare and scenes of sensual pleasure are invariably interrupted, as if cut off by the long arm of cold war communism."
-Raphael Abraham, Financial Times.

Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950’s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris--the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.


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