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Cold War with Pawel Pawlikowski in person


Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski. 2018, 98 mins. DCP courtesy of Amazon Studios. With Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, and Agata Kulesza. The latest film from Academy Award–winning director Pawlikowski is a wrenching, star-crossed love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland, fatefully mismatched in their vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, and yet condemned to each other. Their amour fou burns bright through the Cold War, passing between 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, all shown in gorgeous, glassy black-and-white. A tale of state-sponsored folklore and capitalist poplore, and of a couple separated by politics, inborn character, and unfortunate twists of fate—an impossible love story, in impossible times. Followed by discussion with Pawel Pawlikowski. Cold War opens theatrically on December 21 at Film Forum and The Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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