• Cold War / Zimna wojna
  • Cold War / Zimna wojna
  • Cold War / Zimna wojna

Cold War / Zimna wojna

by Paweł Pawlikowski Gala Premieres

Charismatic pianist Viktor is scouring a grey, post World War II Poland in search of members to form a folk ensemble. He meets the rebellious singer Zula, who seems perfect. Wiktor falls for the charms of the blonde beauty and the two embark on a passionate affair. In the face of increasing political pressure, Wiktor decides to flee to the West with Zula by his side. They plan to do so when the ensemble is invited to East Berlin to give a concert. The two set the date for their escape when Zula is suddenly overcome by doubts and fear... Set against the backdrop of 1950’s Europe and inspired by the turbulent marriage of his own parents, director Paweł Pawlikowski portrays the odyssey of two lovers who repeatedly lose sight of and rediscover one another.


  • Genre: Relationship Drama
  • Country, Year: Poland, France, UK, 2018
  • Runtime: 84 Min
  • Languages: Polish
  • Subtitles: German, English
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  • Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
  • Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cèdric Kahn
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  • Screenplay: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki
  • Cinematography: Łukasz Żal
  • Editor: Jarosław Kamiński
  • Sound: Maciej Pawłowski, Mirosław Makowski
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  • Producers: Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska
  • Co-Producers: Piotr Dzięcioł , Małgorzata Bela
  • Executive Producers: Nathanaël Karmitz, Lizzie Francke, Rohit Khattar, John Woodward, Jeremy Gawade, Daniel Battsek
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  • Production Companies: Opus Film, MK2, Film4, British Film Institute BFI
  • World Sales: Protagonist Pictures
  • Swiss Distribution: Filmcoopi Zürich AG
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