Cold War

Past Event2 Aug - 4 Aug

Cold War

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Winner of the Cannes Best Director award, Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida), has crafted a brilliant, kaleidoscopic vision of 1950s Europe, bursting with music, dance and the turbulent love of two musicians caught between East and West.

This dazzling Cannes winner from Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of Ida, feels like the perfect closing night choice: you don’t want such glorious filmmaking to end. Pawlikowski whisks his two fatally attracted lovers, a singer and a composer, through myriad, brilliantly evoked musical styles and settings either side of the Iron Curtain – from Stalin-era folk troupes to 1950s Paris jazz bars. 

“Portraying a whirlwind, border-hopping amour fou in gorgeous black and white, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War won him the Best Director prize. In post-war Poland, pianist composer Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) tours villages with his lover, music teacher Irena (Agata Kukezsa) in search of folk-based talent. At an audition, Zula (Joanna Kulig) cons her way into a duet with a more talented singer. Though Irena tells Wiktor that Zula is just out of prison for stabbing her father, he feels that ‘she has something’. 

Soon she is a star… When the troupe performs in Berlin, Wiktor askes Zula to cross to the West with him; thereafter many borders are crossed, many lines of fate are broken… jealousies and betrayals flourish and die, but the two continue to attract and repel each other.

Much of the film is a thrillingly seductive musical, shot and edited with the rhythm of dance, but the surface whirl would not fascinate without the luminous presence of Joanna Kulig… The hopelessly unsuited couple are fictionalised versions of Pawlikowski’s parents, and through them we experience near equal disenchantment with socialist and capitalist mores. I loved it.” — Nick James, Sight & Sound

“The torn curtain of love is the theme of Paweł Pawlikowski’s mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Ticket Pricing

Thu 2 Aug, 2pm

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Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Sat 4 Aug, 6.45pm

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Early Bird Full (purchased before 19 July)
$17.5
Full (purchased from 19 July)
$18.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses*
$15.5
Community Services Card*
$15.5
Students *
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

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After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.