I loved every minute of this beautiful film. It has everything and more that a good movie should offer - a good plot, surprising end, great acting, and above all - amazing music and cinematography.
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Cold War (2018)
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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A masterpieceReviewed byalicjadsVote: 10/10
Pawel Pawlikowski was so flimsy and uncertain during the making of his "The Woman in the Fifth" (Ethan Hawke, 5.4 on IMDB) that the film ended up a huge commercial fail. It seems he's then continued his run of 85ish minute films by sticking to very simple stories told in frosty black and white and the 4:3 ratio. Why, they must be incredible arthouse films! Well, no.
This is not Kieslowski or Tarkovsky. There is no greater meaning or depth to be unpicked from a frame. The more you look, the more annoyingly shallow and superficial the film feels, like its been carefully constructed to hit enough notes to look like a worthy film. You can almost feel the director thinking "how can I shoehorn in a smoky jazz scene?" then "how can I shoehorn in some rock'n'roll dancing?" but there's precious little relevance to such scenes.
Its not a bad film. Its often nice to look at, and its fairly engaging (although it abruptly throws you out of a scene with the episodic 'jump ahead a few years' structure, when you don't feel like the scene you just saw was particularly relevant or substantial).
But what's the point? Love can't be stopped? Obsession transcends time and circumstance? Please. It gets to a point where it stops being relatable and never approaches the level of emotional maturity or intelligence that it pretends. I just don't trust or think that the director really has a clue what he's doing, and is simply throwing a lot of stuff at the wall in the hope that it 'looks' like a film. But its not more than the sum of its parts - the closer you look, the emptier it becomes.
The backdrop of COLD WAR has it's origins in a society whose culture has been quite literally bombed into nirvana. The story picks up at a time when the most resilient remains are beeing scraped together.
It depicts two sides, both of which are trying to instrumentalize the few surviving flower blossoms - one for good, the love of art, cultural heritage and a form of artistic patriotism. The other one for evil, political gain and brainwashing propaganda. And two lovers are caught in the midst of it.
COLD WAR portrays art as enduring, yet as fragile and pure as love (and vice versa). A love that needs to be preserved and nurtured with all one's strength and cannot be forced.
The film reminds me in it's unfolding of Richard Linklater's BEFORE trilogy - love just meant to be and doomed to fail at the same time. It's as beautiful and touching as it is tragic and heartbreaking.