FILM OF THE WEEK
Pawel Pawlikowski’s COLD WAR. Despite the many Oscar-nominations, this genuinely touching, inventive, and inspiring film is breath-taking. Every once in a blue moon, you see a film that tells you “go make movies”; it’s rare and even rarer still for someone who is already a filmmaker. But Pawlikowski’s film did that for its opening series of shots in the bleak Polish countryside during winter to its closing shot at a country crossroads, this film will stick with you and prod your inner artist who might be suffering from “Resistance”.
Although it lost to Cuaron’s ROMA for best cinematography, that surely had to be the closest race in modern memory. The language of cinema is quite distinct in this. Don’t skip it!