March 24, 2019


Showing: Wednesday, April 24 – 8:00 PM at Nyack Center
Year: 2018
Country: Poland
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In 1949 Poland, Wiktor tours the countryside recording folk music with his partner, Irena, accompanied by a government emissary. The three create a folk dance and music ensemble housed in a dilapidated villa, where students are transformed into culture workers for the Polish People’s Republic. Ultimately, Irena and Viktor are fatefully mismatched yet condemned to one another— an impossible love story in impossible times. 2018, Poland, 89 minutes, English subtitles, rated R for some sex, nudity, language

Academy Award Nominee: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Film

Cannes Film Festival: Best Director

Cold War seduces its viewer, in its brief running time. You might find, in the quiet of its poignant ending, that it has left its mark on your heart.” – Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times

“A near-perfect film, an artfully crafted, flawlessly acted meditation on love, memory and invented history that’s both deeply personal and politically attuned.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“Passionate, tempestuous, haunting and assured, this latest from writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski explores, as did his Oscar-winning Ida, Poland’s recent past, resulting in a potent emotional story with political overtones that plays impeccably today.“ – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Cold War is a ravishment, a cinematic feast for the senses, and it packs an epic inner landscape into a dense 88 minutes.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“A dazzling, painful, universal odyssey through the human heart and all its strange compulsions. It could be the most achingly romantic film you’ll see this year, or just a really painful reminder of the one that got away.” – Phil de Semlyen, Time Out