Cold War

New York Times Critics' Pick
89 mins.
Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
R
Polish with subtitles
2018
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Nominated for 3 Oscars: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director (Paweł Pawlikowski), and Best Cinematography.

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other.

Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

From Academy Award-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski (IDA).


"The movie is filled with ordinary and surprising beauty, with gleaming and richly textured surfaces, and the kind of velvety black chiaroscuro you can get lost in. Its greatest strengths, though, are its two knockout leads, who give the story its heat, its flesh and its heartbreak." Manohla Dargis. A New York Times Critic's Pick!