The Polish movie “Cold War”, directed by Piotr Pawlikowski, will be a candidate for an Academy Award for the Best Foreign Language Film.
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The decision was announced on Monday by the Oscar Committee, the body of 13-people created by the director of the Polish Film Institute, and accepted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. The committee chose “Cold War” from a total of 33 films. The decision was unanimous.
"’Cold War’ - an artistically fulfilled, universal story of impossible love, inscribed in the turbulent history of 20th century Poland. Paweł Pawlikowski's film captivates with its performance, excellent acting and unique use of Polish folk music motifs. The previous successes of the film on the international arena will certainly help in further promotional activities,” the committee wrote in a statement justifying its decision.
The Culture Minister Piotr Gliński said this was a good decision. “I think the choice was quite obvious. I congratulate the creators and producers of ‘Cold War’, which undoubtedly is a good candidate for an Oscar,” he said.
The world premiere of the movie took place during the 71st Cannes Film Festival this year. For the first time since 1990 a Polish language film participated in the main competition of this festival. Its director, Paweł Pawlikowski received the award for the best director in Cannes.
„Zimna wojna” Pawła Pawlikowskiego polskim kandydatem do Oscara w kategorii Najlepszy film nieanglojęzyczny / The Oscar® Committee has selected „Zimna wojna” („Cold War”) by Paweł Pawlikowski to be Poland's candidate for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award. pic.twitter.com/oEAFaegBdR— PolishFilmInstitute (@filmsfrompoland) September 24, 2018