|Mon 11th Mar||7.45pm|
Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski | UK/Poland/France | 2018 | 88 mins | Polish with English subtitles
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza
Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar-winning Ida, returns with this exquisite, tumultuous love story, which won him Best Director at Cannes and has received uniformly ecstatic reviews. It’s set against the oppressive Cold War, as singer Zula (Joanna Kulig) and pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) meet and fall in love, as they perform across Eastern Europe and realise they must find a way to slip past the Iron Curtain, and soon. A searching and very personal film, it both stands alone and feels like a companion piece to Ida; similarly exploring Poland’s 20th-century wounds and how they echoed through the lives of its subjects.
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