Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Oscar-winning 'Ida', returns with 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, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Cold War stars Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza, Joanna Kulig and Borys Szyc.


Pawel Pawlikowski


Production year: 2017 Original title: Zimna wojna


Best Director, 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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GENRE: Romance, Drama, War

DIRECTOR: Pawel Pawlikowski

COUNTRIES: France, Poland, UK

LANGUAGES: French, Polish

Best Director, 2018 Cannes Film Festival


  • “Ida director Pawel Pawlikowski’s exquisitely chilling Soviet-era drama maps the dark heart of Poland itself”

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • “A beautifully composed tone poem to doomed love”

    John Bleasdale, CineVue

  • “A glorious throwback...made with a verve and lyricism which rekindles memories of the glory days of European New Wave cinema”

    Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

  • “Kulig, as effervescent in her way as the young Jeanne Moreau, is the film’s life force”

    Tim Robey, The Telegraph

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