Director Pawel Pawlikowski

Production year 2018

Length 89min.

Country Poland/France/UK


A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched, set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris.


Pawel Pawlikowski
Pawel Pawlikowski



Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczynska


Pawel Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski

Director of Photography

Lukasz Zal

Production designer

Marcel Slawinski, Katarzyna Sobanska-Strzalkowska


Maciej Pawlowski, Miroslaw Makowski


Jaroslaw Kaminski


Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar.

Production company(ies)

Opus Film Polish Film Institute MK2 Films Film4 BFI

Pawel Pawlikowski

Pawel Pawlikowski was born in Warsaw and left Poland at the age of fourteen first for the UK, Germany and Italy, before finally settling in the UK in 1977. He studied literature and philosophy in London and Oxford. Pawlikowski started making documentary films for the BBC in the late 1980s. His documentaries, which include From Moscow to Pietushki, Dostoevsky’s Travels, Serbian Epics, and Tripping with Zhirinovsky, have won numerous international awards including an Emmy and the Prix Italia. In 1998, Pawlikowski moved into fiction with the film Stringer, which was followed by two full-length features, Last Resort and My Summer of Love, both of which he wrote and directed. Both films won BAFTA awards, as well as many others at festivals around the world. He made The Woman in the Fifth in 2011, and his film, Ida, won the 2015 Foreign Language Academy Award, five European Film Awards, a BAFTA and a Goya, among many other prizes. Pawlikowski returned to Poland in 2013 while completing Ida. He currently lives in Warsaw and teaches film direction and writing at the Wajda School.


Open Space (1987, TV Series, doc., 1 ep.), From Moscow to Pietushki (1990, TV doc.,), Dostoevsky's Travels (1991, TV doc.), Serbian Epics (1992, TV doc.), Tripping with Zhirinovsky (1995, TV doc.), The Stringer (1998), Twockers (1998, TV short), Last Resort (2000), My Summer of Love (2004), The Woman in the Fifth (2011), Ida (2013), Cold War (2018).

FILMS 2018