Pre-Oscar retrospective of Polish director’s films being held in US

A retrospective of the films of Paweł Pawlikowski, with the participation of the director, is being held in the New York Museum of the Moving Image. His film "Cold War" is listed among the favourites for the Oscar in the non-English language films category.

The organisers of the event are billing it as the largest review of Pawlikowski's work to date. The program includes the internationally celebrated "Ida" (Winner Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards) and his newest film, "Cold War". It also contains documentary films which were produced for the BBC in the 1990s.

The retrospective is being co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and runs from December 7-16.

"Cold War", which was shown on Sunday, aroused great interest and all tickets for the screening were sold-out.

In an interview with PAP, Pawlikowski, said he was satisfied with the pre-Oscar promotion of the film in the US.

"I didn't come here for the promotion, I want to show the film and I hope that it will win over the audience. It's not a question of the Oscar, but about having people see the film," said the director.

"Cold War" is among 87 films vying for the prestigious Oscar award and is among the favorites.

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 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.