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Cold War



Wednesday 27th February 2019 
10.00 am, 2.30 pm, 5.00 pm and 7.15 pm

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski 
Poland/UK/France (Subtitled) 
88 mins 

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. Beautifully filmed in black and white, it uses the old-fashioned square Academy ratio.

Winner of 22 awards including Best Director at Cannes Film Festival 2018, Cold War is also nominated for 4 BAFTA awards.


“Passionate, tempestuous, haunting and assured, this latest from writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski explores, as did his Oscar-winning “Ida,” Poland’s recent past, resulting in a potent emotional story with political overtones that plays impeccably today..” – Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times

“It’s a lot of movie, and represents tremendous value if your time is tight. The love story … is such a good one … that it verges on the preposterous. It’s not. It’s based on Pawlikowski’s own parents, and that tips it over into the miraculous..” – C.J. JohnsonABC Radio

“Its greatest strengths, though, are its two knockout leads, who give the story its heat, its flesh and its heartbreak.” – Manohla DargisNew York Times