COLD WAR Opening at the Cinema Art Theater

February 1st, 2019 - 1:00 pm


Starting on February 1, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s Cinema Art Theater will present Pawel Pawlikowski’s gorgeous black-and-white Polish post-war romance “Cold War”, which has been nominated for three Academy Awards®, including Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film.

With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, Wiktor and Zula are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, “Cold War” is the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate — an impossible love story in impossible times. [2018, Poland/France/UK, in Polish with English subtitles, 89 minutes, Rated: R].

“The tragic yearning in the impossibly sexy “Cold War” is so palpable that it makes you feel thankful to be alive with human feelings, heartbreaks of the past be damned,” writes Tomris Laffly of “” “The movie is filled with ordinary and surprising beauty, with gleaming and richly textured surfaces, and the kind of velvety black chiaroscuro you can get lost in. Its greatest strengths, though, are its two knockout leads, who give the story its heat, its flesh and its heartbreak,” writes Manohla Dargis of “The New York Times.”

Screening times are 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Friday (Feb 1), 7:00 pm on Saturday (Feb 2), 3:00 pm on Sunday (Feb 3), 1:00 pm Monday (Feb 4), 4:00 pm on Wednesday (Feb 6) and 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Thursday (Feb 7). Admission is $8 for members and $11 for future members. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, starting 30 minutes prior to each screening.


The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31 – November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at, or call 302-645-9095.


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