Cold War

Zimna wojna, 2018, 84 min.

Cold War (2018)

Cannes Film Festival
Best Director

Ghent International Film Festival
Grand Prix; Audience Award

International Cinematographer’s Film Festival Manami Brother
Bronze Camera 300 for Lukasz Zal

Polish Film Festival
Golden Lion; Best Sound for Maciej Pawlowski & Miroslaw Makowski;
Best Editing for Jaroslaw Kaminski


Director   Pawel Pawlikowski
Screenplay   Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki
Cinematography   Lukasz Zal
Art Direction   Katarzyna Sobanska,
Marcel Slawinski
Producers   Tanya Seghatchian,
Ewa Puszczynska


Zula Joanna Kulig
Wiktor Tomasz Kot
Kaczmarek Borys Szyc
Irena Agata Kulesza
Michel Cedric Kahn
Juliette Jeanne Balibar
Consul Adam Woronowicz
Minister Adam Ferency


A passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With vastly different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in 1950s Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, it’s the tale of a couple separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.