Co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, the film Zimna wojna (Cold War) directed by Paweł Pawlikowski had been released in British cinemas on August 31st, 2018.
The Curzon Artificial Eye company is responsible for the distribution of the film in the UK (both cinemas and online). The distributor has been operating since 1976 and has released, among others, films by Michael Haneke, Lars von Trier, and Cristian Mungiu. The premiere of the film in the cinemas had been preceded by a series of meetings with the director in the Curzon cinema network and the screening at the London BFI Southbank cinema on July 29th.
More information: www.curzonartificialeye.com/cold-war.
In the coming months, the film will be also distributed in Canada, France, Japan and Turkey. The American Amazon distributor announced the introduction of a film in the US at the end of December.
Zimna wojna (Cold War) tells the story of the great and difficult love of two people who cannot be together but also cannot be apart. The lead roles are played by Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig, with supporting performances from Agata Kulesza and Borys Szyc. The events shown in Zimna wojna (Cold War) take place in Poland and the slowly re-awakening Europe of the 1950s and 1960s, and they are set against a unique soundtrack which combines Polish folk music with jazz and songs from the Parisian bars of the last century.
Paweł Pawlikowski won the Best Director award at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival, where the world premiere of the film took place. This is the first production in Polish language in 28 years, which participated in Main Competition of one of the most important film events in the world.
Paweł Pawlikowski is not only a director, but also - together with Janusz Głowacki and Piotr Borkowski - the author of the Zimna wojna (Cold War) scenario. Katarzyna Sobańska and Marcel Sławiński are responsible for the set design. The author of the pictures is Łukasz Żal. The shooting began in January 2017 and ended at the beginning of August 2017. The crew filmed Zimna wojna (Cold War) not only in Poland, but also in France and Croatia.
The picture is a Polish-British-French co-production. The Polish producer of the film is Ewa Puszczyńska from the Opus Film studio, the British producer is Apocalypso Pictures, and the French producer is MK Productions. The film is co-financed, among others, by Polish Film Institute, Film4, British Film Institute, CNC, ARTE France, Canal + Poland and the Eurimages fund. The co-producers of the image are, among others Mazowiecki and Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Łódź Film Fund, Silesian Film Fund and Podkarpacki Film Fund. MK2 Films and Protagonist Pictures are responsible for international sales. The film came out in Polish cinemas on June 8th, and its distributor is Kino Świat.