Democrats Abroad Film Series 'Cold War'
With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, this stunning Polish film, nominated for Best Foreign Film in the 2018 Academy Awards, doesnt waste a moment of its brief running time and carries a bittersweet emotional impact. This sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside, where Wiktor, a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula, in a performance for the ages. Over the next fifteen years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive Communist Bloc, where she remainsuniverses bridged by their passion for music and for each other. 88 minutes.