The Cold War has five nominations for the European Film Prize


On Saturday, the European Film Academy announced candidates for the 31st European Film Prize (EFA). "Cold War" Paweł Pawlikowski received five nominations in the top ten of the categories.

The list of nominees for 2018 was announced at the European Film Festival in Seville. Members of the European Film Academy voted in the categories of the best European film, the best director, the best actor, the best actress and the best scriptwriter.

The European Film Prize is the most prestigious award for European films. It's the same as the American Oscar. It is awarded the European Film Academy in ten categories, the most important of which is the Film of the Year.

Five nominations

The "Cold War" received the nomination in the category of the best European film. Joanna Kulig was also nominated for the best acting category, Tomasz Kot in the category of best actors and Paweł Pawlikowski in the category of best directors and best scriptwriters.

Other films selected for the European Film Prize for 2018 included: "Border" (Sweden, directed by Ali Abbasi), "Dogman" (France, directed by Matteo Garrone), "Girl" (Belgium, Netherlands, directed by Lukas Dhont) and "Happy as Lazarro" (France, Germany, Switzerland).

Now, the vote will be chosen by 3,000 members of the academy. The ceremony, which will take place on December 15 in Seville, will be announced.

"It is only to be revived"

– I am very happy with the nominations, and I am not just myself, but all the staff at the Institute. In particular, I congratulate the Director and the Producer. Let me remind you that the "cold war" is also a Polish candidate for the Oscar (in the category of the best foreign language). I hope that many nominations for the European recognized European prize will be a good prognosis from the fight for the Golden Globe, for the Academy Award – said the Director of the Polish Institute of Art Filmowa Radosław Śmigulski.

In his opinion, "Cold War" is "undoubtedly one of the best Polish films of recent years". – It is only pleasure and hope that these types of beads will appear at least once a year – he stressed.

Asked if, in his opinion, the acting nominations for Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot would allow them to continue their position in European cinema, Śmigulski emphasized that "on both sides he talks about the possibility of Joanna Kulig's nomination for an Oscar". – I am very pleased that not only the film, but also the actors are becoming European figures. And I hope that they will also become global – added the director of the Polish Film Institute.

Music, dance, love

The main heroes of the Cold War are Zula and Wiktor (Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot in these roles). She is a girl who is looking for happiness in the emerging Mazurka (near the Polish Mazovia) and a mature man, a pianist, her instructor.

"Cold War" is a story based on Polish folk music, with jazz and the songs of Parisian bars from the past century in the background, the love of two people who can not live without another, and they can not be together. The melodramar effect is in the 50s and 60s of the last century in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.

In a film by Łukasz Žal and music composed by Marcin Masecki, Borys Szyc and Agata Kulesz. The author of the script is Paweł Pawlikowski and Janusz Głowacki.

"Cold War" on screenshots of British cinemas arrived on August 31st, and at the end of December they will be able to watch American viewers.

Option for more

The film also has an opportunity at BIFA, the British Independent Film Awards, an independent British cinema award. This year's Polish Academy Award nominee is also in the category of best foreign languages. The production has already won Golden Lions and awards for the best assembly and sound at this year's 43nd Polish Fine Arts Festival in Gdynia.

On the other hand, Paweł Pawlikowski was awarded the Best Director Award at this year's Cannes International Film Festival.

This is Pawlikowski's next success after the award-winning "Ida", which won Oscar in the category "Best Foreign Language" in 2015.

Author: momo // rzw
Source:, PAP

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