Synopsis

Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. 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.

Director PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI

Writer PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI

Cast TOMASZ KOT (Bogowie), JOANNA KULIG (Elles, Ida), AGATA KULESZA (Les Innocentes, Ida)

Producers TANYA SEGHATCHIAN (My Summer of Love), EWA PUSZCZYNSKA (Ida)

Production Credits OPUS FILM, APOCALYPSO PICTURES, MK PRODUCTIONS, POLISH FILM INSTITUTE, FILM4, BFI, SOLD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MK2

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI

Pawel Pawlikowski is an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning Polish-British filmmaker. He was born in Warsaw but left Poland at the age of 14 to live in Germany and Italy, before moving to the UK in 1977. He studied literature and philosophy at London and Oxford and started making films in the mid-1980s. Pawel’s early work was in a documentary for the BBC. His best-known documentaries from that period include From Moscow to Pietushki, Dostoevsky’s Travels, Serbian Epics and Tripping with Zhirinovsky which between them won an Emmy International, Prix Italia, the Grierson and two Royal Television Society Awards alongside many other prizes on the festival circuit. In 1998 Pawlikowski moved into fiction with the small budget made-for-TV film Twockers, which he co-wrote and directed with Ian Duncan and is strongly rooted in his early experience with the documentary. This was followed by two full-length features, Last Resort and My Summer of Love, both of which he wrote and directed and which both won BAFTAs, as well as other awards at festivals around the world. After moving back to Warsaw, he made Ida, which won many awards, including the 2015 Academy Award for Foreign Language Film.

Festival Section Year Location
Cannes Film FestivalOfficial Competition2018France
SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL2018AUSTRALIA
CABOURG FILM FESTIVAL2018FRANCE
SHANGHAI FILM FESTIVAL2018CHINA
EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL2018UK
NEW ZEALAND FILM FESTIVAL2018NEW ZEALAND
JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL2018ISRAEL
MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL2018AUSTRALIA
SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL2018BOSNIA & HERZ
SANFIC FILM FESTIVAL2018CHILE