Cold War (2018)

Cold War | Drama | Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot | Hollywood Movies | French Movies | Polish Movies

Cold War (2018)
'Cold War' movie poster, image credit: IMDb

Cold War (Polish: Zimna wojna) is a 2018 historical period drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski, who co-wrote the screenplay with Janusz Głowacki and Piotr Borkowski. It is an international co-production by producers in France, Poland and the United Kingdom. 

"Cold War" premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on 10 May 2018. Critics praised its acting, screenplay, direction and cinematography. The film has received numerous accolades, including three nominations at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography and four at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, including Best Direction and Best Film Not in the English Language.

Set in Poland and France during the Cold War from the late 1940s until the 1960s, the story follows a musical director who discovers a young singer, exploring their subsequent love story over the years.

Cast - Joanna Kulig as Zuzanna "Zula" Lichoń
          Tomasz Kot as Wiktor Warski
          Borys Szyc as Lech Kaczmarek
          Agata Kulesza as Irena Bielecka
          Jeanne Balibar as Juliette
          Cédric Kahn as Michel
          Adam Woronowicz as consul
          Adam Ferency as minister
          Adam Szyszkowski as camp guard

Release Date - 10 May 2018 (Cannes)
                        8 June 2018 (Poland)
                        31 August 2018 (United Kingdom)
                        24 October 2018 (France)

Genre - Drama

Directed by - Paweł Pawlikowski

Produced by - Tanya Seghatchian
                       Ewa Puszczynska

Written by - Paweł Pawlikowski
                    Janusz Głowacki
                    Piotr Borkowski

Music by - Marcin Masecki

Cinematography - Łukasz Żal

Edited by - Jaroslaw Kaminski

Production Company - Opus Film
                                    Polish Film Institute
                                    MK2 Films
                                    Protagonist Pictures
                                    Apocalypso Pictures
                                    MK Productions
                                    Arte France Cinéma
                                    Canal+ Poland
                                    Kino Świat
                                    The Lódz Film Fund
                                    Mazovia and Warsaw Film Fund
                                    The Silesian Film Fund
                                    The Podkarpackie Film Fund
                                    Arte France
                                    Aide aux cinémas du monde
                                    Cinestaan Film Company

Distributed by - Kino Świat (Poland)
                          Diaphana Films (France)
                          Curzon Artificial Eye (United Kingdom)

Country - Poland
                United Kingdom

Language - Polish

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