Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia Region, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund,…

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Palimpsest

BBB.5 (out of 5) Reality and fantasy mix freely in this beautifully shot thriller from Poland, about a police investigator trying to solve the crime of a cop friend who was pushed out a window. Our hero’s investigation of the crime takes him into a strange world of untrustworthy sources as he weaves in and…

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Man Of Iron (Czlowiek z Zelaza)

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fascinating political film from the great Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda that deservedly won top honours at the Cannes Film Festival of 1981.  Jerzy Radziwilowicz is riveting as an alcoholic journalist in 1980 Warsaw who is assigned by the Party to cover a shipyard strike in Gdansk. He focuses on a worker whose…

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