The new film from writer/director Paweł Pawlikowski, following his Oscar-winning Polish drama Ida.
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 depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
Paweł Pawlikowski was awarded the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018 for his work on Cold War.
Interview: Pawel Pawlikowski on Cold War
Winning the Best Director Award at Cannes this year, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War is set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, and follows Zula and Wiktor as their relationship is shaped by the events surrounding them. Film4's Stephanie Watts spoke to director Pawel Pawlikowski about the making of the film.