Cold War ★★★★★

AFI 2018: film #19 (first seen at CIFF)

“i’ll be with you till the end of the world”

mesmerizing. every second of this is so engrossing to me that this viewing felt only minutes long. i haven’t stopped thinking about it since i saw it in chicago, and tonight it only got better. i almost felt weightless afterwards, in some kind of cinematic trance. joanna kulig gives one of my favorite performances of the year, and the camerawork and lighting and MUSIC and everything else only adds to it. this really feels like the whole package to me now, which surprises me as much as anyone else. it snuck up on me