A critical and audience favourite at this year's Cannes Film Festival (where it was awarded the Best Director prize) and already touted as a major 2019 Oscar contender, Cold War is a ravishing, music-fuelled romance charting two mismatched lovers caught between East and West in 1950s Europe.
In the ruins of post-WWII Poland, pianist Wiktor is commissioned by the Soviet state to form a musical ensemble to help rekindle national pride. Whilst touring the villages in search of talent he meets the beautiful Zula, a fiery and charismatic singer with a past, and the two fall passionately in love. When a performance in Berlin offers the pair an opportunity for escape to the West, a last-minute decision finds them stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain. As years march on, Wiktor and Zula - whether through political circumstance or personal impetuosity - struggle to find their moment in time...
★★★★★ "Exquisite. Musically glorious and visually ravishing" - GUARDIAN
★★★★★ "A swooning, searing film that unexpectedly put me in mind of Casablanca" - OBSERVER
★★★★★ "What a treat this is! Moving, humane, rich with period detail and startingly well-acted." - EMPIRE
★★★★★ "A bona fide masterpiece...unutterably beautiful" - TIMES
★★★★★ "A dazzling odyssey through the humane heart. The most achingly romantic film you'll see this year" - TIME OUT
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
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