Pawel PawlikowskiJoanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc
Poland / UK / France / 2018 / Polish, French / 88 minutes / DCP
Evoking memories of the profound monochrome aesthetic of his acclaimed Ida (38th), Pawlikowski delivers an emotionally immersive study of midcentury Polish angst. Broken jazz rhythms underscore an achingly romantic ballad of a pianist and a chanteuse as they drift through their own lives, battered by political turmoil and personal egotism. Cold War’s chill finally settles, yet the torn curtain of love never escapes its fate. Visually captivating and musically glorious, winner of the Cannes Best Director award.