Cold War

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    Feature Film | 2018 | Drama, Romance | France, Poland, United Kingdom

      Brief synopsis

      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.



      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Joanna KuligZula [L]
      Tomasz KotWiktor [L]Florian Clyde
      Borys SzycKaczmarek [L]
      Agata KuleszaIrena [L]Gabrielle Scharnitzky
      Jeanne BalibarJuliette [SR]
      Adam FerencyMinister [SR]
      Cédric KahnMichel [SR]
      Adam WoronowiczConsul [SR]


      Director of photographyŁukasz Żal
      Steadicam operatorJarek Wierzbicki
      Casting directorMagdalena Szwarcbart
      Costume designerAleksandra Staszko
      DirectorPaweł Pawlikowski
      EditorJarosław Kamiński
      Key makeup artist/hair stylistWaldemar Pokromski
      ProducerEwa Puszczyńska
      ProducerTanya Seghatchian
      Co-producerPiotr Dzięcioł
      Co-producerMagorzata Bela
      Production designerMarcel Sławiński
      Production designerKatarzyna Sobańska
      Location scoutFabienne Guicheneuy
      Line producerMagdalena Malisz
      Assistant location managerDamien Gayrard-LavalFrance
      ScreenwriterPaweł Pawlikowski
      Production sound mixerMirosław Makowski
      Sound re-recording mixerMaciej Pawłowski

      Production companies

      Opus Film [pl]
      MK Productions [fr]
      Apocalypso Pictures [uk]
      Arte France Cinéma [fr]coproduction
      Canal+ [pl]coproduction
      Kino Świat [pl]coproduction

      Distributing companies

      Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH [de]
      Protagonist Pictures [uk]International Sale
      MK2 [fr]International Sales


      Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
      Joanna Kulig2018European Film Awards [eu]European ActressWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018European Film Awards [eu]Bester FilmWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018European Film Awards [eu]European DirectorWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018European Film Awards [eu]European ScreenwriterWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018Filmfestival Cottbus [de]PublikumspreisWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018Film Festival Cologne [de]EröffnungsfilmNominated
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018Film Festival Cologne [de]Hollywood Reporter AwardWinner
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018Festival de Cannes [fr]Palme d'OrNominated
      Paweł Pawlikowski2018Around the World in 14 Films [de]Opening NightNominated
      Tomasz Kot2018European Film Awards [eu]European ActorNominated


      TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
      RepeatPolandPolsat [pl]Monday, 05/04/2021, 2.45 AM
      RepeatFrancearteMonday, 16/11/2020, 8.55 PMFree-TV Premiere
      First showingGermanyarteMonday, 16/11/2020, 8.15 PM
      RepeatBelgiumLa Trois [be]Thursday, 12/11/2020, 9.05 PM
      RepeatFranceOCS [fr]Sunday, 14/06/2020, 8.40 PMOCS City
      RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Wednesday, 05/02/2020, 10.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma
      First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Saturday, 02/11/2019, 8.50 PMCanal+ Cinéma


      Theatre releasePeruThursday, 09/05/2019
      Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 23/11/2018
      Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 22/11/2018