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Cold War

Cold War

In the aftermath of World War II, noted Polish composer Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) assembles a folk music and dance ensemble at the behest of his new bosses back in Moscow. When the group passes through Berlin, however, he proposes defecting to the West with the group's star performer, Zula (Joanna Kulig). Lacking his romantic optimism, she elects to stay behind in Communist Poland. This kicks off a tumultuous, decades-long, on-again/off-again romance across the Iron Curtain. Writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski directs with the poetic visual patience and luminous black-and-while palette of Ingmar Bergman. Nominated for three Academy Awards. FULL REVIEW: Oscar-nominated romance unfolds behind, in front of, the Iron Curtain by Devin D. O’Leary (1/31/2019). 129 minutes R.