A story of a star-crossed lovers, with a passion that has the power to destroy them both. In gorgeous, cold war black and white the movie is evocative of that period in Poland and France while telling a timeless story. There are interesting musical scenes throughout and a cinematic glimpse inside the cold war Eastern bloc from this director's point of view.Joanna Kulig is excellent as Zula, I wish we could see more of her, and Tomasz Kot a perfect accompaniment! Great to see such quality emerging from Poland and hopefully giving the local talent some recognition internationally.
Cold War (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
Cold War (2018) 1080p
Zimna wojna is a movie starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, and Borys Szyc. A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War...
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A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
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Cold War, warm story.Reviewed byHerbieStretchVote: 8/10
A love story set across 15 years and many countries. The film opens in 1949 with Wiktor (Tomas Kol) and Irena (Agata Kulesza) collecting folk songs and music in the mountains of Southern Poland. Along with administrator Lech (Borys Szyc) they set up an Institute to form a Folk Song and Dance Troupe. During the auditions for students Wiktor notices a student, Zula (Joanna Kulig), who though not technically a perfect singer has something special. Two years later They become lovers and admits that she has spied on him for Lech (she is still on probation from prison), a party hack. Lech has already persuaded the Troupe to include songs praising Stalin into their folk song repertoire. When the Troupe visits East Berlin Zula agrees to defect to the West with Viktor, but changes her mind.
Over the following 12 years they meet at intervals, pursuing a love which never seems to properly work out. Two artists, occasionally working together even living together in Paris, striving to find that perfect synthesis of love and music. Wiktor makes great sacrifices to try and be with Zula but he doesn't fully appreciate the losses she also suffers from pursuing their seemingly doomed relationship. Zula would always be scarred by her early life experiences and her doubts that their relationship could ever work. Great performances from Kulesza and Kol as the star-crossed lovers and Szyc as the scheming bureaucrat who carries a torch for Zula. Filmed in sparkling monochrome, director Pawel Pawlikowski delivers a veritable saga in Cold War's 85 minute running time. 8/10.
This is another case of style over content. The look of this film is stunning , deliberately reminiscent of the European films of the 50'sand 60's however there is no substance to the story. The script jumps years and places so many times that we never care enough about the main characters and their love story which is the main focus of the film (some would say only focus) as the major political changes that took place during this period are kept so far in the background that they seem insignificant and ultimately irrelevant.The jazz sequences in a Paris cafe only seem to be included to show some great smoky black and white photography rather than to move the plot forward. I appreciate that this is a very personal story for the director but in the transition to the screen he has lost the tragedy and emotion that he wanted to convey to audiences... and what could have been a great film is only 'quite good'.