“Pawel Pawlikowski's latest film, is bittersweet and unbearably lovely, a sad ballad of two lovers who can't stand to stay apart but also sometimes can't stand each other either.”~The Hollywood Reporter
Aroview: The director of 'Ida' (2013) follows up with a deeply romantic, immaculately composed tale of a Polish concert pianist and a charismatic singer who fall in love but who ultimately find themselves stranded on either side of the Iron Curtain.
Inspired by the lives of the director's own parents, it uses virtuosic black-and-white cinematography and an extraordinary soundtrack to signify the passage of time and shifting relationships through fifteen years across Warsaw, Berlin, Paris and Yugoslavia.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Not like 'Ida'. Story follows a more conventional path, but worth watching. Starts in bleak post-war Poland in 1949 and moves to 1964 Paris. A different, earthy romance, likeable well-acted characters. Look up 'Lemkos' on Wikipedia to discover key inf~Sandy