The 10th Toronto Film Fest Announces a Special Screening of “Cold War (Zimna Wojna)”

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The 10th Toronto Film Fest Announces a Special Screening of “Cold War (Zimna Wojna)”

The 10th Toronto Film Festival is proud to present a Special Screening of Cold War (Zimna Wojna) by Academy Award winning director Pawel Pawlikowski on Monday, November 5, at 7pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St. W., Toronto).

Pawlikowski won Best Director at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the “Golden Lion” for Best Pictureat the 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

Cold War is also Poland’s contender for Best Foreign Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards.

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Autographed Poster of “Zimna Wojna” in Gdynia

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Joanna Kulig & Agata Kulesza (reunited on screen since Ida) in “Cold War”

Director Pawel Pawlikowski and the Cast & Crew of Cold War/ Zimna Wojna at the 43rd Polish Film Festival

Director Pawel Pawlikowski and the Cast & Crew of Cold War/ Zimna Wojna at the 43rd Polish Film Festival

Considered to a “bonafide masterpiece” by the London Times, the epic love story follows musician Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and his muse, the wild and sensual Zula (Joanna Kulig), as their passion spans for a decade and a half across post-WWII Europe in Warsaw, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

Cold War is set in black and white cinematography along the smoky melancholy and angst of those who lived and survived in post-WWII Communist Poland. The pictures are equally as stunning as the soundtrack which carries the film between both sides of the Iron Curtain. From traditional folk music, jazz and early rock n roll, the audience follows Wiktor and Zula (named after Pawlikowski’s own parents) as they struggle to be together during the times of Soviet rule.  Their love affair is all over the place feeling hyper loving and passionate in one moment and then anti-romantic and toxic in the next. The audience is in a constant battle with the main characters, hoping that their love will finally bring their souls peace.

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Producers, Cast & Director Pawel Pawlikowski at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in 2018

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Actors Tomasz Kot & Joanna Kulig “Cold War”

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Actress Joanna Kulig “Cold War”

Oscar talk has also been buzzing around actress Joanna Kulig. Her acting in the film (not to mention her singing) is classic and captivating like an old film starring Bridgitte Bardot or Audrey Hepburn. The actress herself admits to the Guardian,

“I was channeling the relationship between Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller and that it helped to think about Amy Winehouse and her personality”.  

The film is captivating, artistic and worth watching more than once. However, if you have only one chance to see the film– we hope to see you on Monday, November 5, at 7pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles St. W., Toronto).

Click Here to Buy Tickets to the Special Presentation of Cold War.