Full US Trailer for Polish Film 'Cold War' Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

October 5, 2018
Source: YouTube

Cold War Trailer

"A faultless romantic epic." Amazon Studios has debuted the official US trailer for the award-winning Polish film Cold War (or Zimna Wojna), which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this May. Cold War is the latest from acclaimed Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski (The Woman in the Fifth, Ida) and he also won Best Director in Cannes. The film is about a passionate love story between two people, who are fatefully mismatched. Wiktor, played by Tomasz Kot, falls for Zula, played by Joanna Kulig, and they spend years drifting together and apart. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s. The cast also includes Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cèdric Kahn, and Jeanne Balibar. The two leads are stupendous, some of the best performances all year, enhanced by gorgeous B&W shots by Pawlikowski's DP Lukasz Zal. This is definitely going to end up nominated at the Oscars this year, and it's worth seeing in theaters when it opens.

Here's the official US trailer for Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War, direct from Amazon's YouTube:

Cold War Poster

You can also still watch the first UK trailer for Pawlikowski's Cold War here, to see a bit more footage.

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 1950's in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris--the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Cold War is directed by acclaimed Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the films The Stringer, Last Resort, My Summer of Love, The Woman in the Fifth, and Ida previously. The screenplay is written by Pawel Pawlikowski & Janusz Glowacki, with the collaboration of Piotr Borkowski; based on a story by Pawlikowski. This first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year, where it won the Best Director award. Curzon Artificial Eye will release in UK cinemas at the end of August. Amazon Studios will release Pawlikowski's Cold War in select US theaters starting on December 21st this year. Intrigued?

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Lovely cinematography

Efterklang on Oct 5, 2018


I dig the b&w, but looks like it might be a downer. It's oozing style though. Very noir-esque, which is my bag.

THE_RAW_ on Oct 5, 2018


JŽ or Jugoslavenske željeznice or Yugoslav Railroads on the train in Poland. Whatever, this still might be good up to some point. The main characters look lovely ...

shiboleth on Oct 5, 2018


He's in Yugoslavia in this scene 🙂 See the movie, it's truly beautiful.

Agnieszka Iwanicka on Nov 24, 2018


Oh believe me, I'm really planning on doing so. As for Yugoslav Railroads, I thought of it as a curious thing. And also, some films are made in ex-Yugoslav countries these days so I thought that being the case. But anyway, thanks for the tip and encouragement, I really feel like this is going to be nice one to watch. Thanks for your reply. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Nov 24, 2018


This is a hard sell, but it looks interesting.

DAVIDPD on Oct 5, 2018


Let's see. No superheroes.. check. No raunchy comedy.. check. No zombies... check. No Hollywood... check. No, this movie doesn't stand a chance.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 5, 2018


I liked Ida a lot, so I hope to get a chance to see this. It says it will get released in "select US theatres". Since I don't subscribe to Amazon, and live north of the US, I think my chances of seeing this might be slim though. Fingers crossed.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 5, 2018


No, there are no repertory theatres around me unfortunately. I found a copy of it online and downloaded it. Not something I like to do, but sometimes it's the only way to see a film. I'm sure I'll see this one eventually, but like Ida it will probably be a while after it's release, but that's fine. I'm never in a rush to see movies. I too like to avoid the theatre for the same reasons you do, but if something like this comes to town which is very unlikely, I'd hold my nose and go. But I'm pretty sure this won't hit our megaplex. Also, I'd say close to 90% of the films I watch are old movies I've seen many times.

Charles Knowlton on Oct 5, 2018


Beautiful film

Cherryblossomgirl08 on Oct 5, 2018

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