Hull Independent Cinema presents: COLD WAR
10 Sep 2018, Hull Truck Theatre, Hull
Pawel Pawlikowsk | 2018 | Poland/France/UK | 88 mins | Cert 15
Advance tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre in person, over the phone (01482) 323638, or online BUY TICKETS NOW
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar.
Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts
7:00pm: Programme starts. Introductions and trailers (10 mins). Main feature, COLD WAR
8:40pm: Programme ends
Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Sumptuously shot in luminous black and white, it spans decades and nations to tell a love story that is as tragic as it is moving, and as transportive as it is honest.
In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. But one day, as they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever. As the years march on in the wake of that moment, Wiktor and Zula watch the world changing around them, always struggling to find their moment in time.
Winner of the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, Pawlikowski melds the personal with the political to exquisite effect. Set to a soundtrack that takes you from the rustic folk songs of rural Poland to the sultry jazz of a Paris basement bar, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent – and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.
Awards and reviews
Winner – Best Director, Nominee – Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival; Nominee – Golden Lion, Polish Film Festival
“IDA director Pawel Pawlikowski’s exquisitely chilling soviet-era drama maps the dark heart of Poland itself” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A beautifully composed tone poem to doomed love” – John Bleasdale, Cinevue
COLD WAR is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).