COLD WAR “Zimna Wojna”
Narrative Feature | 90 minutes

HIFF 2018

 World Cinema Narrative

Directed by
Pawel Pawlikowski

Produced by
Ewa Puszczynska, Tanya Seghatchian

Written by
Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski

Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza

2018 | Polish/French | Poland

In the midst of tremendous political upheaval, two folk musicians meet in post-war Poland, where one attempts to escape a troubled past while the other increasingly questions the pair’s role in the country’s propaganda machine. Soon they fall in love and find fame in the smoke-lit bars of Eastern Europe, setting in motion a relationship that will span decades and cross borders. Sumptuously shot in beautiful black and white, Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski (in the follow-up to his Foreign Language Academy Award® winner IDA) returns to his home country with an achingly seductive tale of love and loss.

> Selected as Poland’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®