CANNES FESTIVAL, “Cold War” (“Zimna Wojna”)

From Poland with love
Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Poles wear austere, puritanical expressions on their face. And it’s as if filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski drew on this to style his new film, “Cold war” (“Zimna Wojna”). Every shot is precisely-timed and framed carefully, scenes glisten like a Doisneau photo gallery. There isn’t a single element astray. Pawlikowski shot “Cold War” in black and white, which adds beauty, and gravitas. Zula (Joanna ... more >