A passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950sin Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the couple are separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.
Pawel Pawlikowski is a Polish director who won the best foreign language Oscar in 2015 for Ida, his black-and-white film focused on the aftermath of the Holocaust in his native country.
Cold War, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski; Poland, France, UK; 2018. Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc. 84 min, 16+. In Polish with Russian subtitles.
Reception at 9 pm. We recommend arriving early for the best available seating. Screening begins at 9:45 pm.
The Moscow premiere of the film will be held as part of the third international Strelka Film Festival by Okko. The programme includes Russian and Moscow premieres of films from different countries selected by curator Stas Tyrkin. Winners of and participants in international competitions, including festivals in Cannes, Berlinale and Sundance and the Russian Kinotavr, will be presented in a series of eleven film screenings. The festival is supported by Okko, a streaming service that develops projects provoking viewers’ interest in cinema. Its’ collection includes blockbusters, popular series, short films and independent movies. Okko also supports festivals and hold special screenings.The curator of the film festival is Stas Tyrkin: film critic, member of the Moscow International Film Festival selection committee, program director of the Dvijenie festival and curator of the cinema course at the Gogol Center.