Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
Year: 2019Duration: 90 minLanguage: In Polish with English subtitles
3 Oscar nominations (2019)
Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography
Masterfully composed and impossibly elegant like a Miles Davis jazz track, Pawel Pawlikowksi’s gorgeous tale of impossible romance surrounds a down-and-out music director and a sultry singer whose vastly differing backgrounds and temperaments underscore the real-life tensions of rapidly soviet-ising Poland.
Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times.