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SARAJEVO 2018

Cold War to open the Sarajevo Film Festival

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- Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cannes-awarded film will kick off the gathering on 10 August

Cold War to open the Sarajevo Film Festival
Cold War by Pawel Pawlikowski

Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski will attend the 24th Sarajevo Film Festival (10-17 August) to introduce his latest film, Cold War [+see also:
film review
trailer
Q&A: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
, to the festival audiences as the opening movie of the gathering. The film, which won the Best Director Award and drew rave reviews from critics and audiences at the recent Cannes Film Festival, will be screened simultaneously at the Raiffeisen Open Air Cinema and National Theater Sarajevo on 10 August. The day after the screening, the festivalgoers will have a chance to talk with Pawlikowski at the festival’s Coffee with… programme.

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Pawlikowski has already visited Sarajevo in 2014 to present his film Ida [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
interview: Pawel Pawlikowski
film profile
]
 at the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival; the movie won the Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film that year.

Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. The film, a Polish-British-French co-production by Opus Filmmk2 FilmsApocalypso Pictures and ARTE France Cinéma, in association with Protagonist Pictures, and sold internationally by Protagonist Pictures and mk2 Films, stars Tomasz KotJoanna KuligAgata KuleszaJeanne Balibar and Cédric Kahn.

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