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, C├Ędric 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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