Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 “Cold War / Zimna Wojna” at STL Film Festival

“Cold War” — from the director of “Ida,” winner of the Oscar® for Best Foreign-Language Film — is a passionate love story between jazz pianist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and singer-dancer Zula (Joanna Kulig), two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. “Cold War” premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where Pawel Pawlikowski was awarded the directing prize. Describing “Cold War” as “achingly romantic but also wryly realistic about the destructive power of eros,” the Hollywood Reporter calls the film “bittersweet and unbearably lovely, a sad ballad of two lovers who can’t stand to stay apart but also sometimes can’t stand each other either.”

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