Cold War (15)
Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with this epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is tragic, moving and honest. In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor (Kot) and Zula (Kulig) fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. But one day, as they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever.
“a terrific romantic drama that burns clean.”
Stephanie Zacharek, Time
Best Director, Cannes Film Festival 2018