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Unrequitted Love Breaks Your Heart in Cold War


The very last time I saw the love of my life he told me that he hopes I know he will always “love me.”  I told him he was the “love of my life” and he ‘broke my heart.”  Unrequitted love is hard to bounce back from as one becomes afraid that there will never again feel the way that one special person made you feel. You know the one who makes electricity shoot through your body at the mere touch of his/her’s hand.  The type of feeling that make you daydream for hours on end about spending whole days and nights with no one but that one special person.

Directed by Pawel Pawilkowski, Cold War loosely chronicles this torturous love affair between his parents and is the most beautifully, unexpected humorous piece of cinema I have seen in quite some time.  The only film that comes to mind that even comes close is Life is Beautiful. Take a listen to the interview I did with Pawel discussing all of the above…



Pawel Pawilkowski on the Power of Unrequitted Love

Joanna Kulig (Zula) was perfectly cast as the leading lady to Tomasz Kot’s Wiktor embodies Zula from a high-wired passionate teenager to an incurable romantic ingenue to an acerbic middle-aged woman, who despite everything love Wiktor more than life itself…literally.  Joanna spoke with me briefly about how she coordinated with Pawel and the rest of the creative team to create Zula’s look from a teen to temptress.


Cold War was nominated for two Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film and Best Director categories and was one of my favorites from the Award Season.  If you haven’t seen it, you can pre-order it for purchase or stream it on Amazon Prime Video beginning March 22nd.



I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch and Board Member), African American Film Critics Association and Online Association of Female Film Critics. My op-eds or features have been seen in Variety ,, The Wrap The Cherry Picks, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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