"Cold War", a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, has been nominated for the 21st British Independent Film Awards in the Best International Independent Film category.
The Polish film was nominated alongside four other international films. These four are: "Cafarnaum" (directed by Nadine Labaki, USA, Liban), "The Rider" (directed by Chloé Zhao, USA), "Roma" (directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Mexico, USA) and "Shoplifters" (directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, Japan).
In 2014, previous film by Paweł Pawlikowski, "Ida" was nominated for BIFA in the same category. Eventually the award went to "Boyhood" by Richard Linklater.
Best International Independent Film is one of 24 categories in this year's 21st edition of the British Independent Film Awards, one of the UK film industry's top awards after BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).
This year the most nomination went to "The Favourite" by Yorgos Lanthimos (13 nominations), "American Animals" by Bart Layton (11 nominations), "Beast" by Michael Pearce (10 nominations) and "You Were Never Really Here" by Lynne Ramsay (8 nominations).
Rebecca Lenkiewicz, co-writer of Ida, is nominated in Best Screenplay category.
The 21st British Independent Film Awards ceremony will be held on December 2, 2018.
Further details available at: www.bifa.film/news/2018-nominations-announced.