Cold War (Zimna Wojna)
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Section: World Cinema
Country: Poland, France, UK | Year: 2018
Language(s): Polish, French | Time: 90 mins
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 — informed by an eclectic soundtrack — depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Pawel Pawlikowski was born in Warsaw. He has directed several acclaimed documentaries for the BBC including Dostoevsky’s Travels (1991) and Tripping with Zhirinovsky (1995). He has also written and directed such features as Last Resort (2000), My Summer of Love (2004), The Woman in the Fifth (2011), and Ida (2013). Cold War (2018) is his latest film.