"Cold War" Movie Review
When Zula is asked about her father, who main character Wictor heard she killed, she responds saying, “He mistook me for my mother, so I used a knife to show him the difference.”
This is how Zula (Joanna Kulig) is. Feisty, fierce, and free spirited. In Cold War, her story begins when music producer and composer, Wictor (Tomasz Kot), casts her in an ensemble singing and dance group. He states that he “sees something” in her.
But the narrative is from Wictor’s perspective. How he falls in love with Zula, endures the insecurity of their relationship, and waits decades hoping they can be and stay together; how he knows, no matter what, their paths will cross again every time they separate.
It’s the ultimate demonstration of how complicated love can be, as the two fall in and out of it. And it’s framed in a black and white, 1:1 ratio filming style that is slick and artistic. How the camera moves, and often how it doesn’t, reinforces the tone and mood of the moment.
Their relationship is a constant struggle…hence the Cold War title. But the real tension here is in wondering how this complex love story will end.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 1 | What does this mean?