Film: A love letter to life in the slow lane

Cold War (filmed once again in lustrous black and white) sets a decade-spanning saga of on again, off again love against the momentous backdrop of a bleak era in recent Polish history, the post-World War II absorption by the USSR

2nd September, 2018
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Tomasz Kot in Cold War

A fractured love story about fractured people in a fractured country, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War is nothing if not true to its title. The Polish-British director follows his Oscar-winning Ida with this haunting romance (filmed once again in lustrous black and white) that sets a decade-spanning saga of on again, off again love against the momentous backdrop of a bleak era in recent Polish history, the post-World War II absorption by the USSR.

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