After winning the Oscar for Ida in 2015, Pawel Pawlikowski returned to Poland to shoot Cold War, in ravishing back-and-white. A love story set in Warsaw, Berlin, and Paris, and loosely based on his parent’s experience, it earned him the Best Director award at Cannes this year. This quietly spectacular film takes place between 1949 and 1964, and charts a relationship compromised by a political system that perverted human emotion.
Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulecza
Polish (with English subtitles)