Country: France, Poland, UK
Language: French, Polish
Original Title: Zimna wojna
Running Time: 90min
Film Year: 2018
Category: Marimbas Award, Spotlight Series
Winner of the Best Director award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Pawel Pawlikowski is back with Cold War, a decade-spanning romance that finds a star-crossed couple separating and reuniting throughout the years.
The film starts in 1949 Poland, where we meet Wiktor as he’s scouting the Polish countryside to put together a folk ensemble. There, he meets the fiery Zula, and is instantly drawn in by her star potential. The two start an impassioned affair, but a variety of factors – not least of which are the turbulent time period and their ill-suited pairing – will both keep them apart and drive them head-on towards each other.
Replete with sumptuous black and white cinematography and a wonderful soundtrack that flips between Polish folk music to jazz to rock ‘n’ roll, Cold War is a breathtaking feast for the senses and a punch to the gut for the soul.
Poland’s entry for the 2019 Foreign-Language Academy Award
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Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Producer: Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczynska
Screenwriter: Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski
Executive Producer: Nathanaël Karmitz, John Woodward, Jeremy Gawade, Daniel Battsek, Lizzie Francke, Rohit Khattar
Production Company: Opus Film, Film4, BFI Film Fund, Protagonist Pictures, Apocalypso Pictures, MK Productions
Music: Marcin Masecki
Cinematographer: Lucasz Zal
Editor: Jaroslaw Kaminski