Cold War (2018 film)

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Cold War
Cold War (2018 film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
Written by Paweł Pawlikowski
Janusz Głowacki
Starring Joanna Kulig
Tomasz Kot
Agata Kulesza
Cinematography Łukasz Żal
Apocalypso Pictures
BFI Film Fund
MK2 Productions
Opus Film
Protagonist Pictures
Release date
  • 10 May 2018 (2018-05-10) (Cannes)
  • 8 June 2018 (2018-06-08) (Poland)
Running time
85 minutes
  • Poland
  • France
  • United Kingdom
Language Polish

Cold War (Polish: Zimna wojna) is a 2018 Polish drama film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski that competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.[1][2] At Cannes, Pawlikowski won the award for Best Director.[3] The film is loosely inspired by Pawlikowski's parents' lives.



On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 94%, based on 47 reviews, and an average rating of 8.6/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "With a brilliantly stark visual aesthetic to match its lean narrative, Cold War doesn't waste a moment of its brief running time — and doesn't skimp on its bittersweet emotional impact."[4] Metacritic gives the film a weighted average score of 91 out of 100, based on 17 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[5]


  1. ^ "The 2018 Official Selection". Cannes Film Festival. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  2. ^ Debruge, Peter; Keslassy, Elsa (12 April 2018). "Cannes Lineup Includes New Films From Spike Lee, Jean-Luc Godard". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter (19 May 2018). "2018 Cannes Film Festival Award Winners Announced". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 20 May 2018. 
  4. ^ "Cold War (Zimna wojna) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 4 September 2018. 
  5. ^ "Cold War Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 August 2018. 

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