Cold War

Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski
Victoria Hall
20 Feb 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Poland, France and UK 2018, 88 mins (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc. In 2016 the Film Society showed Pawlikowski’s film “Ida” made in 2013.

Set in Poland and France during the Cold War from the late 1940s to the 1960s, this is a superbly cinematographic black and white film, loosely inspired by the lives of Pawlikowski’s parents. The film starts with a fascinating exploration of Russian influence on Polish folk culture. Out of this comes the turbulent love story of two Polish artists, a renowned pianist and a young singer. They search for authentic and artistic fulfilment, first in Eastern and then Western Europe. The film crosses boundaries that are geographical, musical, and political. There are memorable scenes of finely choreographed Polish folk dancing and singing.

Doors open at 7.30pm. Free drinks available. Film starts at 8pm.

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Subscription films are shown in the Victoria Hall.   Except where otherwise stated, doors open at 7.30pm and films start at 8pm.  Complimentary wine and juice are available before every performance and, for longer films, during an interval.

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