A man and a woman meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. Wiktor’s attention is immediately captured by Zula, an ambitious and captivating young woman. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet drawn to each other.
Peering behind the iron curtain of 1950s Poland, Paweł Pawlikowski’s melancholic, jazzy period piece ruminates on the possibility of borderless love in an ideologically polarized world. An exquisitely shot, black-and-white gem nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Director.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States