Musician Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) goes in search of new talent in rural, post-war Poland. There he meets the young Zula (Joanna Kulig), his dream woman. In Poland, their love cannot get what it needs: music, artistry, freedom. This is the start of an epic love story of people on the run, set on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Award-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski was inspired to make this intimate drama in eye-popping black and white by his own parent’s love story. The title Cold War not only pertains to the icy relations between Eastern and Western Europe, but also to those between the often bickering couple. More often than is good for them, Wiktor and Zula have to cross borders to hold each other. Cold War was nominated for three Oscars for the beautiful images, the supreme direction and the compelling, painful, romantic story.