Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
Staring: Joanna Kulig & Tomasz Kot
In post-Second World War Poland Wiktor, a conductor, intent on preserving Poland’s musical heritage, forms a music Ensemble housed in a dilapidated country villa and falls in love with his helper Zula, in what becomes a love-amongst-the-ruins romance. The Communist state however, wants music to serve as propaganda and Cold War is a film about the hardships of living in exile. Wiktor and Zula scheme to survive and keep their love and ideals intact in and beyond the Iron Curtain. Pawlikowski expertly conveys their palpably tragic yearning as they scheme to escape. Cold War comes highly lauded and is beautifully shot in black and white.