Cold War
aka Zimna wojna
First screened in September 2018 / Most recently screened in February 2019
Director: Paweł Pawlikowski. Cast: Tomasz Kot, Joanna Kulig, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Adam Woronowicz, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar, Adam Ferency, Anna Zagórska, Drazen Sivak, Slavko Sobin. Screenplay: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, and Piotr Borkowski.

Twitter Capsule: About art and money, East and West, earnest love and performative gamesmanship. It's chic but I didn't care all that much.

Second Capsule: Nathaniel thinks this might resonate more for folks with denser command of Cold War history. I think it would help if I cared about music.

VOR:   Complex in its approach to music as a storytelling device. Takes risks on a sporadic, accelerated structure, too, though I'm not sure that pays off.

Photo © 2018 Sony Pictures Classics/Mooz Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Cinematography: Łukasz Żal

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Director
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
National Board of Review: Best Foreign Language Film
European Film Awards: Best Film; Best Director; Best Actress (Kulig); Best Screenplay; Best Film Editing (Jaroslaw Kaminski)

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