FNE at 2018 Gdynia Film Festival: Cold War

Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski Cold War by Paweł Pawlikowski

GDYNIA: Cold War directed by Paweł Pawlikowski will compete in the main competition of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival, running from 17 to 22 September 2018. The Cannes awarded film was sold to over 15 countries and had over 750,000 admissions in Poland.

Cold War, starring Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot, is a drama about two people who can't live with or without each other. The film is set in the times of the Communism in the 50s and 60s in Poland.

"The times when we have to face history usually bring out a deeper truth about us. It is a story about young people of these times. About their great and difficult love, that was ran through the mill of history", Paweł Pawlikowski told FNE.

The film is a Polish/French/British coproduction between Opus Film, Apocalypso Film and MK Production. The coproducers are Arte France, Canal+ Polska, Kino Świat, EC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, the Mazovia Film Fund, the Silesia Film Fund and the Podkarpacie Film Fund. The film got financial support from the Polish Film Institute, MK2 Films, Film4, the British Film Institute and Eurimages.

MK2 and Protagonist Pictures are co-repping the international sales for Cold War. They informed FNE that Cold War was sold in several international territories including North America (USA, Canada), Europe (UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Turkey), Asia (China, Japan, South Korea), Australia and New Zealand. As the US distributor, Amazon, plans to release the film in December 2018 just in time for it to gain Oscar buzz.

The film opened in Polish cinemas on 8 June 2018 distributed by Kino Świat and has had over 750,000 admissions to date.

Production Information:
Opus Film
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Director: Paweł Pawlikowski
Screenwriters: Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki
DoP: Łukasz Żal
Producers: Ewa Puszczyńska, Tanya Seghatchian
Cast: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza