3 x OSCAR NOMINATIONS - Best Director (Pawel Pawlikowski), Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
A passionate romance between two mismatched people, set in 1950s Cold War Poland. Multi-award winner at festivals around the world, including Best Director at Cannes 2018.
"Based loosely on the story of the director's own parents, Cold War covers the entirety of a couple's love affair, from their enchanted first meeting in 1949 to the aching denouement of their relationship in the 1960s. Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) is a jazz-loving pianist and musical director tasked with auditioning traditional folk musicians as part of a state-sponsored project to champion culture from rural Poland. Young Zula (Joanna Kulig), who turns out to be more torch singer than folk singer, captivates Wiktor at first sight with her beauty and insouciance. Their fates joined, Zula and Wiktor are soon struggling both with personal demons and historical forces that persist in tearing them apart."
- Toronto International Film Festival
★★★★★ "One of the most colourful things you'll ever see in black and white." - Time Out
★★★★★ "There is an exquisite chill to this film." - Guardian
★★★★★ - Observer
★★★★★ - Empire
★★★★★ - Times (UK)
★★★★½ - Rolling Stone
★★★★ - Sunday Times (UK)
★★★★ - Daily Mail
★★★★ - Independent
★★★★ - Daily Telegraph