An Impossible Love in the Midst of Conflict
Love is something that no evil can ever truly break. Throughout history, the love of his family, his friends and even his country continued to face the evil and the violence of the war. Even if your loved one is away, this deep bond never really wipes out. Especially with the horrors of the Second World War and, of course, the decades of cold war that followed, not long after, Europeans have always managed to find love, even at the heart of one's life. terrible conflict. These are just some of the many fascinating ideas evoked in by Cold War .
From 1949 and moving gradually in the 1950s, . The Cold War follows an esteemed musical director who falls deeply in love with one of his singers and soon persuades her to leave her home country, Poland, to find herself a better life. The musical director, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), is a handsome stoic man who is suddenly surprised by the beauty and originality of his singer, Zula (Joanna Kulig). The film plunges quickly into their mysterious and sometimes tragic romance. Running alongside their love story is a simple but fascinating element of culture: music. The beauty and timelessness of the music is a very interesting aspect of the film because we can experience many classic Polish songs as they are perceived through its own struggles. Music, just like love, continues to be an indestructible aspect of community and culture and this idea is expressed with such delicacy thanks to Pawlikowski's keen direction. Although these ideas may not be totally obvious to the viewer in the first part of the film, as the story grows, they become more and more alive.
Besides the fact that love is almost a type of weapon used in wartime, the film also plunges into how love can be seen by those who feel it with each other. The star couple ended up abandoning their Polish roots to settle in the city of Paris in reconstruction. It is there that the Cold War spent most of its incredibly short running time, with a duration of 88 minutes, and c & rsquo; Is so much better. The French capital and its inhabitants still struggle to recover from the Second World War, but Pawlikowski shows how they still manage to fill the clubs and restaurants of the city most evenings. It is there that Wiktor and Zula often find each other while he continues to write and direct music while comforting himself by singing and dancing in various bars and cabarets. The couple, being found after a brief period, both found other romantic partners. Both of them soon break their vows because they can not help being together. Fortunately, the convincing nature of the central couple, as well as their other partners being rarely seen, you quickly forget to think that both commit adultery.
While they spend more time with each other, Pawlikowski begins his wonderful It is to show that the musical director and the beautiful blonde, hardened , can be so deeply in love with each other for brief moments. It looks like they're the only ones on the planet. But the next day, they seem so perfectly satisfied with the company of complete strangers. What is even more impressive is that Pawlikowski somehow manages to convey such deeply provocative ideas in situations as trivial as possible. One of the scenes, in particular, is where the troubled couple stands in a night boat ride through the city. It's a moment of romance so sincere that anyone who has ever had this kind of affection for someone will surely become weakened at the passing of their knees.
The film jumps abruptly in the 1950s, joining the two lovers. a variety of unexpected situations. But despite his almost exaggerated and sporadic narrative, in the end, everything seems perfectly suited. We jump from one couple to the other, suddenly torn apart by the world around them, then quickly brought back together. It is a brilliant interpretation of a relatively simple love story.
The time spent with Zula is probably the most convincing of the couple, and Pawlikowski seems to know it. She is the most liberal and rebellious while her partner tends to remain more reserved and conservative in her actions. Her voice is very beautiful and soothing, and the uncut footage that shows Zula singing in front of an audience really hurts her heart. You witness the incredible healing power of music, even in the most difficult moments.
What I encourage viewers of the Cold War to do, especially if you do not have it steeped in classic European cinema, it's letting the movie grow on you. Let him live before thinking about the film as a whole. At first I was slightly frustrated by the endless grip of the film to his classic style, but as he continued and I was used to his own pace, I quickly found myself unable to divert the look. Wartime romance, music, the spirit of human beings in the dark past – all this was incredibly moving. The film is distributed by Amazon Studios.