Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski recently won the Best Director award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for his film 'Cold War', which was partially shot here in Wrocław. The film is due in cinemas on the 8th of June and you can now check out the trailer.
According to BBC Culture, the film "concerns the passionate and ultimately tragic love story of a pair of mismatched musicians, Wiktor and Zula."
The movie was funded with the help of the British Film Institute's National Lottery Funding, and the BFI were understandably delighted to see the film receive so many accolades:
“Our congratulations to Pawel on this recognition from the Cannes jury for his breathtaking Cold War. We are proud to have supported Pawel, his co-writers Janusz Glowacki and Piotr Borkowski and producers Tanya Seghatchian and Ewa Puszczynska on this exemplary co-production. Gratulacje!”
Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI’s Film Fund
Much like Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies', the parts of 'Cold War' shot in Wrocław are actually intended to resemble Cold War era Berlin. Scenes were shot on ul. Ptasa and ul. Kurkowa in Nadodrze, as well as ul. Miernicza and ul. Łukasinskiego street in Przedmieście Oławskie.
Pawel Pawlikowski is of course no stranger to prestigious film awards, as you may well remember he won the Oscar for best foreign-language film at the 2015 Academy Awards.