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Cold War

Spine #1005

Nov 19, 2019

Number of Discs: 1

  • 1.33:1 Standard
  • Polish DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

Cold War

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Original release

Directed By: Pawel Pawlikowski
Licensor: Amazon Studios

This sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside, where Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula (Joanna Kulig, in a performance for the ages). Over the next fifteen years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive Communist Bloc, where she remains—universes bridged by their passion for music and for each other. Photographed in luscious monochrome and suffused with the melancholy of the simple folk song that provides a motif for the couple’s fateful affair, Paweł Pawlikowski’s timeless story—inspired by that of his own parents—is a heart-stoppingly grand vision of star-crossed love caught up in the tide of history.

  • New conversation between Pawe? Pawlikowski and filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Press conference featuring Pawe? Pawlikowski and Lukasz Zal; actors Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, and Borys Szyc; and producer Ewa Puszczynska
  • Documentaries from 2018 on the making of the film
  • Trailer
  • An essay by film critic Stephanie Zacharek


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