1005 Cold War

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#26 Post by nitin » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:58 am

Well put. Also, I am not sure how one can really argue that Zula as a character lack agency (or even backstory)?

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#27 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:29 am

Mr Sausage wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:52 pm
The movie even hints that this slavic dream girl is a cultural myth when Kaczmarek suggests dolling up one of the actual rural women to make her fit a slavic peasant ideal that Zula, a modern city girl, more outwardly represents. A vision of Poland to sell abroad.
Quoted for emphasis, as this whole notion of "a vision of Poland to sell abroad" was replicated across the entire eastern bloc at the time, and indeed it was one of the easiest ways of obtaining permission to travel abroad. The Soviet Red Army Chorus being another excellent example.

And I suspect Pawlikowski will have been fully aware of the irony of his own earlier film Ida getting attacked in Poland for not toeing the accepted line (i.e. by raising still-contentious issues such as postwar Polish anti-Semitism) while praised in the West for being a perfectly-formed example of an "arthouse film" (and winning Poland's first Best Foreign Film Oscar after a full half-century of being a regular bridesmaid).

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#28 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:51 pm

According to Chris Evangelista, Cold War will not be getting a US physical release.

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#29 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:09 pm

No way that turns out to be true

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#30 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:36 pm

If so, Artificial Eye has the bluray in the UK.

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#31 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:39 pm

I imagine Amazon is trying to cultivate a period of exclusivity on Prime (I see Beautiful Boy likewise is physical-free but coming to Blu-ray in the UK), but no way they don’t eventually license these to any of the usual suspects for boutique releases at least. Guess their deal with LionsGate is kaput, at least

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Re: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018)

#32 Post by swo17 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:56 pm


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Re: 1005 Cold War

#33 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:58 pm

Here we all are trying to predict Netflix exclusives and Criterion releases an Amazon Prime title!

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#34 Post by domino harvey » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:00 pm

Also, AGI enters the collection!
New conversation between Pawlikowski and filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñàrritu

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#35 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 pm

Wow, this is quite the delightful surprise! Good variety of features for a newer release, too

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#36 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:27 pm

I didn't like Ida that much but I'm hoping I feel differently about this one. I've heard great things.

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#37 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:34 pm

It probably depends what turned you off about Ida; this is definitely the more vibrant and lively of the two, largely due to Kulig, but they share a fair amount of stylistic similarity.

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#38 Post by knives » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:38 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Here we all are trying to predict Netflix exclusives and Criterion releases an Amazon Prime title!
Was about to say the same thing. This is exciting news for one of the best filmmakers to come along in a while.

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#39 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:38 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:27 pm
I didn't like Ida that much but I'm hoping I feel differently about this one. I've heard great things.
Loved Ida, thought this was blah, so you may love it!

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Re: 1005 Cold War

#40 Post by bad future » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:18 pm

This was one of my very favorite films of last year so it’s a great surprise to see it entering the collection, though this would seem to be the first instance of something most of us probably thought we’d see first with ROMA: a Criterion release of a film distributed by a streaming giant and available in 4k HDR on that platform, making the blu ray a downgrade in that sense for Prime subscribers. (Not sure if the Amazon 4k is available outside the US though.)

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1005 Cold War

#41 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:23 pm

I wished I liked this more than I did. If this was Ida getting a release it would be a no brainer for me. But glad to see Pawlikowski join the collection

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