Paweł Pawlikowski discusses the personal inspiration behind Cold War and its companionship with Ida at the 56th New York Film Festival. Cold War is now playing at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Showtimes + tickets: filmlinc.org/nowplaying
Academy Award–winner Paweł Pawlikowski follows up his box-office sensation Ida with this bittersweet, exquisitely crafted tale of an impossible love. Set between the late 1940s and early 1960s, Cold War is, as the title implies, a Soviet-era drama, but it stringently and inventively avoids the clichés of many a classical-minded World War II art film, tracking the tempestuous love between pianist (Tomasz Kot) and singer (Joanna Kulig) as they must navigate the realities of living in both Poland and Paris, in and outside of the Iron Curtain. Shot in crisp black-and-white and set to a bewitching jazzy score, Pawlikowski’s evocatively detailed film consummately depicts an uncompromising passion caught up in the gears of history. An Amazon Studios release.
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