COLD WAR (15) – 2018 Pol/Fra/UK 88 min – subtitled
Thursday 27 September 2018
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Stars: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
As the Cold War deepens in post-war Poland, a torrid romance develops between Wiktor, a composer, and Zula, a singer and dancer. Wiktor discovers her while auditioning local girls for a folk troupe, falling in love with her almost instantly and ignoring his assistant’s warning that Zula “apparently killed her father”. She becomes a star, though also a tool of the state propaganda machine… This is another gem of rare visual and musical beauty from Pawlikowski, director of the Academy Award winning Ida.