Cold War

Opens Friday, January 18
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1hr 28mins // directed by:Pawel Pawlikowski // featuring:Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot // in Polish with English subtitles // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski's tale of impossible love in impossible times.

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.

CRITICS' PICK: "The movie is filled with ordinary and surprising beauty, with gleaming and richly textured surfaces, and the kind of velvety black chiaroscuro you can get lost in." — Manohla Dargis, New York Times


"Cold War suffices as a simple filmic jewel of a story, about a couple swimming hard against the currents of history and governments until they only have each other to cling to." — Ty Burr, Boston Globe


"A haunted postwar epic in miniature, like a novel written with the careful, precise economy of a short story." — A.A. Dowd, AV Club