CAST: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc DIRECTOR: Pawel Pawlikowski ENDING 3/7
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.
Set against shifting political and musical environments and spanning at least four countries and 15 years, Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War is a gorgeous and mournful ode to star-crossed lovers that feels equally sweeping and intimate.Hope Madden, Columbus Underground
Heart-thumping: the passion on display is of all sorts, a steady flame against the cold.Matthew Lickona, San Diego Reader
"Cold War" captivates and transcends barriers of language and culture. It's a gorgeous tale as rocky as it is romantic.Adam Graham, Detroit News