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Best of 2018: Cold War

Sunday 27th January


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Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Agata Kulesza

Rating: 15

Poland/France/UK 2018, 89mins

With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, Pawel Pawlikowski's semi-autobiographical love story doesn't waste a moment -- and doesn't skimp on its bittersweet emotional impact.

Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it's the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate - an impossible love story in impossible times.