Cold War
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Poland  UK , France
Year: 2018

Cold War

85 minutes/b&w



A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.


Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

Screenplay: Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki

Cinematographer: Lukasz Zal

Editing: Jaroslaw Kamiński

Costume design: Ola Staszko

Producer: Ewa Puszczynska, Tanya Seghatchian



Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Adam Woronowicz, Adam Ferency, Adam Szyszkowski, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar



Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, mk2 films, ARTE France Cinéma

World sales:

Protagonist Pictures, mk2 films




Pawel Pawlikowski

Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television. His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, including Toronto and Sundance, and won the 2001 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award for "Most Promising Newcomer in British Film."His next film, My Summer of Love (2004), won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the BAFTA Awards in 2005.



1990 From Moscow to Pietushki: A Journey with Benedict Yerofeyev (TV Movie documentary)

1991 Dostoevsky's Travels (TV Movie documentary)

1992 Serbian Epics (TV Movie documentary)

1995 Tripping with Zhirinovsky (TV Movie documentary)

1998 The Stringer

1998 Twockers (TV Short documentary)

2000 Last Resort

2004 My Summer of Love

2011 The Woman in the Fifth

2013 Ida

2018 Cold War