‘Cold War’ shortlisted for Oscar
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Polish-British director Paweł Pawlikowski’s "Cold War" has made the Oscar shortlist in the foreign-language feature category.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has chosen nine productions from among 87 entries. The shortlisted contenders include productions from countries such as Colombia, Denmark, Kazakhstan and Lebanon.
Cold War follows the love story of two people of different backgrounds and temperaments. Their tempestuous relationship unfolds against the backdrop of the Cold War in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
The film stars leading Polish actors Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Agata Kulesza and Borys Szyc.
The film won Pawlikowski the best director award at the Cannes Festival in May.
The production last week won a string of prizes at the European Film Awards, including for best film, director, screenwriter and actress.
Pawlikowski’s feature Ida won an Oscar in 2015 for best foreign-language film.
Another Polish production, Anna Zamecka’s Communion, is eligible for an Oscar for best documentary feature.
Zamecka’s debut production follows the story of a teenage girl who seeks to bring her family together during her brother’s First Communion.
In 2016, Communion won the European Film Award in the documentary film category.