'Cold War' Poland's candidate for Oscar

Paweł Pawlikowski's film 'Cold War' has been put forward by the Polish Oscar Committee in the category of best foreign-language film.

Pawlikowski's 'Cold War' was unanimously selected by the 13 members of the Polish Oscar Committee, under the chairmanship of Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, to be put forward for the 2019 American Academy Award (Oscar) in the category of Best Foreign Language Film.

On Saturday, 'Cold War' was awarded the Golden Lions award for Best Film at the 43rd Festival of Polish Feature Films in Gdynia, it also won the award for editing and sound production. Earlier in the year, Pawlikowski won the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Upon hearing the news, Deputy PM and Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said that "One can imagine that the committee's choice was quite obvious. Congratulations to the makers and producers of 'Cold War', which without a doubt is a good candidate for the Oscar."

'Cold War' tells the difficult love story of two people who cannot live without each other, yet at the same time, cannot be together. The story of Zula Lichoń (Joanna Kulig) and Wiktor Warski (Tomasz Kot) takes place during the 1950's and 1960's in Poland and around Europe, including Berlin and Paris.

The screenplay was written by Pawlikowski and Janusz Głowacki.