Cold War

  • Saturday October 20, 2018 5:00 PM

Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Janis Glowacki with the collaboration of Piotr Borkowski
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, and Borys Szyc


Three years after deservedly scooping up the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film with his beautifully composed Ida, Pawlikowski returns with an equally haunting, distinctive and moving work. Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman with different backgrounds and temperaments, 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 is separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

Cold War first premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival where Pawlikowski was awarded the Best Director prize. It was also selected to screen at the Telluride and Toronto International film festivals. 

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Fortress Presents and the Modern are thrilled to bring you the return of Modern Cinema with Christopher Kelly. From 2004 - 2014, Modern Cinema brought some of the most prestigious titles in film to Fort Worth for their first - and some times only - North Texas screenings.

This year's event will once again bring some of the best films of the year before they are available in theaters. Each screening will be introduced by Kelly, former film and culture critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and currently Managing Producer for Entertainment for New Jersey Advance Media. Kelly also frequently covers film related topics for Texas Monthly and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Salon and The Boston Globe.

You can read more about all eight films and view trailers and clips here. Purchasing a pass guarantees entry into all eight screenings as long as the pass holder arrives and claims their seat at least 15 minutes before show time. If pass holders have not claimed a seat at least 15 minutes before the screening is scheduled to begin, we reserve the right to resell that seat.

Pass holders will have priority admission in to all screenings, followed by individual ticket holders. Any reamining seats will then be sold to those waiting in the Rush Line. Advance sales for all screenings will end 2 hours before each screening. Anyone wishing to purchase a ticket to attend a screening later than 2 hours before it is scheduled to begin must wait in the rush line.