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Cold War

Cold War

Date: January 26, 2020

Location: Virtual

A passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the couple are separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 26th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.


Panel Discussion for Cold War:

Moderator: Spencer Everhart

Panelist(s): Marc-Niclas Heckner (film);  Lois DeGraaf (culture)

More about Chiaroscuro's 14th Season:

2020 Series Theme: Together

Chiaroscuro International Film Series, together with Grand Rapids Sister Cities International, presents a selection of award-winning films from Mexico, Poland, Japan, Italy, and Ghana.

Sister cities: Zapopan, Mexico; Bielsko-Biala, Poland; Omihachiman, Japan; Perugia, Italy; and Ga District, Ghana.


Cold War Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

Compass College of Cinematic Arts

Swift Printing