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Cold War


1 Hr. 28 Min.
Screening format: DCP

With three Oscar nominations (Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign-Language Film), 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.

THREE OSCAR NOMINATIONS: Best Director (Pawel Pawlikowski), Best Cinematography (Lukasz Zal), and Best Foreign Language Film!

"...a near-perfect film, an artfully crafted, flawlessly acted meditation on love, memory and invented history" 
- Washington Post

"...[a] savagely sexy spellbinder...Joanna Kulig is a shining new star who rips across the screen like a comet." 
- Rolling Stone

"...a stunning, white-hot romance" 
- Los Angeles Times

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