Cold War ★★★★★

Director Paweł Pawlikowski has followed up Ida with a beautifully shot film, again teaming him up with Łukasz Żal. The film is set over a number of years during the Cold War, dipping into a relationship between the young Joanna Kulig and her musical mentor Tomasz Kot. It plays out as a series of shorter vignettes, capturing a snapshot of their lives and how they come together and fall apart. It's short, snappy and an extremely satisfying watch. I can't recommend it enough and it will doubtless end up in my end-of-year list of top films.