Independent cinema in beautiful Purbeck

Cold War  (2018) 

1 hrs 28 mins, Certificate 15

Wednesday 6 February 2018, 7.30 pm
Langton Matravers' Village Hall

Back in 2015 we showed Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Oscar winning Ida. Cold War is his latest fabulous offering, again shot in silvery black-and-white. Set in the 1950s and 60s this film is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments. They are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. The main characters, Wiktor, a pianist, and Zula , a young singer, travel restlessly across Europe during those decades of unrest. They first meet in 1949, when Zula joins Wiktor’s choral troupe. Their performances cause a stir in Warsaw, attracting the attention of the authorities and before they know it, they are instructed to move away from classic folk and instead sing ballads about agricultural reform beneath posters of Stalin. It becomes clear that they need to get out of the East. Zula is on her way to becoming a star and throws herself forward into solo engagements, after she and Wiktor have separately found ways to slip the Iron Curtain. They are in love, though live just as often apart as together, in different cities for years at a time, or get involved haphazardly with other people. Moving between Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, this film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. In Polish with English subtitles.

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