Set in post-war Poland, director Pawel Pawlikowski’s mesmerising romantic drama is loosely inspired by his parents' relationship, with the closing line before the main credits roll reading 'for my parents'. This is the story of an intense love affair, between beautiful young Zula and pianist Wiktor, that exposes the positives and negatives of a romance that spans multiple countries across two turbulent decades from the 1940s to the swinging 1960s.
'Following on from his triumph that was Ida, filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski delivers an absolute masterpiece...' Paul Heath, The Hollywood News
'Cold War is glorious, sophisticated film-making…' Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
'Shot in gorgeous monochrome… Cold War is a seductive tale of love in age of borders.' Nick James, Sight & Sound