Malvern French Film Centre 2018-2019 Season
October 21st 7:00 pm
One event on 21st October 2018 at 7:00pm
One event on 18th November 2018 at 2:30pm
One event on 13th January 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 10th February 2019 at 2:30pm
One event on 14th April 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 19th May 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th June 2019 at 7:00pm
One event on 16th March 2019 at 11:00am
One event on 9th December 2018 at 2:00pm
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Cold War (15)
September 18th 7:45 pm
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, Cold War 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.
Running time: 1hr 28mins
Languages: French & Polish with English subtitles