Cold War

Musik, Tanz, Theater
| 89 min
German Polish

After the worldwide success of IDA, Pawel Pawlikowski returns with a romantic musical-drama that balances existentialism with nouvelle vague. During the Polish reconstruction, composer Viktor is looking for traditional melodies for a new dance and music ensemble. Among his students is the singer Zula. She electrifies Viktor and the two fall in love. But the ensemble's repertoire becomes increasingly politicized and Viktor takes advantage of a performance in East Berlin to flee to the West. Zula stays behind, but fate brings them together again years later in Paris. "Bittersweet and unbearably lovely, a sad ballad of two lovers who can’t stand to stay apart but who also at times can’t stand each other. A thrilling exploration of romantic disappointment with a killer soundtrack." (