“Don’t worry, he didn’t die,” Zula (Joanna Kulig)
COLD WAR is nearly a five-star film, but I kept thinking of other movies when watching. Bar the minor criticism, it is a compelling story of ardour and politics. Lovers pummel each other, and the state pummels its citizens. The two leads’ love affair straddles decades, and is the sort rarely witnessed in real life. It is the kind paintings and poems are born from. That does not mean it is not relatable. Even mainstream pop such as from U2 sing, “I can’t live/With or without you… Nothing to win and/Nothing left to lose,” which sums up the whole film.
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