ZIMNA WOJNA

Poland, UK, France 2018

Synopsis

A passionate love story between a man and
a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With different backgrounds and temperaments, they 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 couple are separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

Director's Biography

Paweł Pawlikowski was born in Warsaw and left Poland at the age of fourteen, first for the UK, Germany and Italy, before finally setting in the UK in 1977. He studied Literature and Philosophy in London and Oxford.

He started making documentary films for the BBC in the late 1980s. His documentaries which include FROM MOSCOW TO PIETUSHKI, DOSTOEVSKY'S TRAVELS, SERBIAN EPICS and TRIPPING WITH ZHIRINOVSKY, have won numerous international awards including an Emmy and the Prix Italia. In 1998 Pawlikowski moved into fiction with a low budget TV film, TWOCKERS, which was followed by two full-length features, LAST RESORT and MY SUMMER OF LOVE, both of which he wrote and directed.

Filmography
2018 - COLD WAR
2013 - IDA
2011 - LA FEMME DU VEME
2004 - MY SUMMER OF LOVE
2000 - LAST RESORT
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Cast & Crew

Directed by : Paweł Pawlikowski

Written by : Paweł Pawlikowski

Produced by : Ewa Puszczyńska, Tanya Seghatchian

Director of Photography : Łukasz Żal

Editor : Jarosław Kamiński

Production Design : Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński

Costume Design : Aleksandra Staszko

Hair & Make up Artist : Waldemar Pokromski

Sound Design : Maciej Pawłowski, Mirosław Makowski

Special Effects Supervisor: Radosław Rekita, Kamil Pohl

Main Cast : Joanna Kulig (Zula), Tomasz Kot (Wiktor), Borys Szyc (Kaczmarek), Agata Kulesza (Irena)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Editor 2018
  • European Screenwriter 2018
  • European Actor 2018
  • European Actress 2018
  • European Director 2018
  • European Film 2018
  • EFA Feature Film Selection 2018