The 22nd edition of the Polish Oscars known as the Eagles, was a triumph for Jan Komasa as his film scooped 11 Eagle statues including best film, best leading actor and actress, and best director.
Kot’s new film will explore life and crime in a world where anybody who dies an un-natural death has the right to be brought back to life.
Writing on social media, the handsome 42-year-old actor from Legnica said: “I am so happy and my heart beats like before ‘Destined for Blues’ and ‘Gods’ [two Polish biographical movies he starred in].”
The Cold War star is currently filming in the capital alongside Rupert Everett, Thomas Jane, and Patrick Schwarzenegger, among others, in a sci-fi drama which ’explores the meaning of life when vastly disparate lives collide in interweaving stories set in the near-future earth’.
‘Cold War’ had been in line for three Oscars but on a disappointing night for Polish cinema it had to go home with nothing.
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.
The Cold War star, whose surname means ‘cat’ in English, joins an illustrious list of Hollywood big hitters including Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Ewan McGregor and Martin Freeman.
The European Film Awards (EFA) have announced that Paweł Pawlikowski's film 'Cold War' has been nominated in the categories of film, screenwriter, director, actress and actor.
Kot and Wichłacz will join Helen Hunt in the seven-part ‘World of Fire’ series.
Paweł Pawlikowski's film 'Cold War' has been put forward by the Polish Oscar Committee in the category of best foreign-language film.