Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, drama, 85 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Paweł Pawlikowski
With Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Adam Woronowicz, Adam Ferency, Adam Szyszkowski, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar
The most-anticipated Polish film of 2018 by the Oscar-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski (Ida, CinEast 2014), Cold War has already conquered the hearts of both film critics and regular filmgoers. Stunningly shot in black and white (thanks to Oscar-nominated Łukasz Żal), featuring a brilliant cast and playing against an exquisite soundtrack, Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to be together. Set against the backdrop of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
A romantic epic in times of turmoil, by one of the most acclaimed contemporary Polish filmmakers, named Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Cannes 2018 (Best Director)