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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Ida

BBBB.5 (out of 5) A girl raised from infancy in a convent is preparing to take her vows in mid-sixties Poland when a woman shows up claiming to be a relative.  It turns out the visitor is her aunt Wanda, who reveals that the future Sister Anna is actually a Jewish girl named Ida, placed…

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The Woman In The Fifth (La Femme Du Veme)

BBB (out of 5) Moody, creepy drama in which American Ethan Hawke shows up in Paris with the intent of reconciling with his French wife and being reunited with his daughter. Following the theft of all his belongings almost immediately upon his arrival, he takes up residence in a hovel of a rooming house run by a…

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My Summer Of Love

BBB.5 (out of 5) The age-old spin on first love is given fresh atmosphere in this highly enjoyable though not unforgettable drama.  Natalie Press plays an aimless, working-class girl whose brother (Paddy Considine) has just gotten out of prison and is turning their family’s pub into a religious centre to suit his new attitude. One day…

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