A passionate romance between two mismatched people, set in 1950s Cold War Poland.Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is a jazz-loving pianist and musical director tasked with auditioning traditional folk musicians to champion culture from rural Poland. Young Zula (Joanna Kulig), who turns out to be more torch singer than folk singer, captivates Wiktor. Their fates joined, Zula and Wiktor are soon struggling both with personal demons and historical forces that persist in tearing them apart. Based loosely on the story of the director's own parents, Cold War covers the entirety of a couple's love affair, from their enchanted first meeting in 1949 to the aching denouement of their relationship in the 1960s.
Multi-award winner at festivals around the world, including Best Director at Cannes 2018
(M) Poland, France, UK 1h24 Drama, Romance, Historical Subtitles