Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn
Polish; French; German; Croatian; Italian; Russian
Pawel Pawlikowski, the director of the Oscar-winning Ida, returns with the passionate love story of Wiktor and Zula, 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 1950s 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.
Cold War is dedicated to Pawel Pawlikowski’s parents, whose names the protagonists share. The real Wiktor and Zula died in 1989, just before the Berlin Wall came down.
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