25 November 2019 from 17:00 to 19:00

With Sandra Ponzanesi

9th PCI Film Series: Cold War

Cold War - Official HD Trailer - A film by Paweł Pawlikowski

On 25 November the Postcolonial Studies Initiative organises a screening of the film Cold War (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski). Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Over and over, the hero and heroine of the film are separated by borders and ideologies, but they remain fatefully drawn to each other. The film will be introduced by Prof Sandra Ponzanesi (Gender Studies). 

On November 9, 2019, the pictures of the fall of the Berlin Wall are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The film is an ode to love at the time of the Iron Curtain, and the tragic divisions caused before the Peaceful Revolution of 1989. Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Shot in luminous black and white, it’s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent – and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.


The Postcolonial Studies Initiative is happy to announce its 9th film series with a selection of films, shown monthly, that draw on a variety of different contexts in our postcolonial world. The series is organized annually and invites all interested in our European postcolonial present and the representation of its political, cultural and aesthetic realities and challenges. Each film will be introduced briefly by scholars connected to the Postcolonial Studies Initiative and international guests and filmmakers. The series will take place starting from October until May 2020.

Start date and time
25 November 2019 17:00
End date and time
25 November 2019 19:00
Entrance fee
Free entrance