7:30 PM, 15th May, 2019
** PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND **
Zula (Joanna Kulig) is a young emerging singer who falls in love with musical director Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) after meeting at an audition for his folk music ensemble in post-war Poland. Ordered by the state to include propaganda in his production, Wiktor contemplates escaping to the West where his artistic freedom won’t be hindered. Meanwhile, Zula is pressured to spy on her new lover.
Loosely based on the lives of his parents, director Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War tells the story of a romance tested by politics and ambition, set against the backdrop of a turbulent Europe still recovering from WWII. Beautifully shot in black and white, acted and directed, the film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2018, including Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.