Hollywood, here we come! Pawlikowski’s Cold War gets not one but THREE Oscar nominations
‘Cold War’ a black and white film telling the story of a turbulent relationship set against the realities of 50s/60s Europe, has been nominated for this year's Oscars.
Written by Paweł Pawlikowski and Janusz Głowacki, the film tells the story of a passionate yet doomed love affair between musician Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) and his muse Zula (Joanna Kulig).
Set in the Cold War atmosphere of the 1950s and 60s in Poland, Paris and Yugoslavia, the film captures the essence of a period that continues to shape global politics.
Pawlikowski, who won best director at Cannes, has also been nominated along with the film’s cameraman Łukasz Żal, who was cinematographer on Pawlikowski's previous Oscar-winning film Ida.
Żal has also been named for the prestigious American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award.
The film is regarded as one of Poland’s best productions in recent years and has been sweeping up awards at film festivals across Europe, including in Cannes, Seville and Poland.
Following on from the film’s international success, co-stars Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot have been picked up by major Hollywood agencies joining an A-list club of Hollywood greats.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
The ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019.