Nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography, 4 BAFTA awards including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Not in the English Language and Best Original Screenplay and winner of the Best Director Award at Cannes.
Paweł Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent - and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.
In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and Zula (Joanna Kulig) fall deeply, obsessively and destructively in love. As performing musicians forced to play into the Soviet propaganda machine, they dream of escaping to the creative freedom of the West. But one day, as they spot their chance to make a break for Paris, both make a split decision that will mark their lives forever. As the years march on in the wake of that moment, Wiktor and Zula watch the world changing around them, always struggling to find their moment in time.
★★★★★ "Recalling Bergman and Fellini, Cold War feels like a movie from a past era" - Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro
★★★★★ "Masterpiece" - Kevin Maher, The Times
★★★★★ - "Accessible, humane and compassionate; what a treat this is" - Andrew Lowry, Empire
★★★★★ "An achingly romantic joy" - Phil de Semlyen, Time Out
★★★★★ "It left me speechless" - Mark Kermode's Film of the Week, The Observer
★★★★★ "Mysterious, musically glorious and visually ravishing film" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian