Cannes Film Fest 2018: Cold War by Pawel (Oscar Winner for Ida) Pawlikowski’s Film to be Released by Amazon

Amazon Studios has acquired Cold War, a beautifully shot in black-and-white) and well-acted period romance from Oscar-winning director Paweł (Ida) Pawlikowski.

The film takes place across Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, and is set in the 1950s — a time when the forces of democracy and communism were clashing throughout Europe.

The movie was first presented to buyers at the Berlin Film Festival.

Pawlikowski wrote the film, in addition to directing it.

It marks Pawlikowski’s follow up to “Ida,” which won an Oscar and BAFTA for best foreign language film, among other awards.

Pawlikowski also directed “My Summer of Love,” which marked Emily Blunt’s film debut, and “Last Resort.”

Amazon tends to back indie pictures from big-name filmmakers. The studio won Oscars with Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and  Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman.”

Its upcoming releases include Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” and Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying.” The company has partnered with indie studios to distribute its movies.

Woody Allen’s “Wonder Wheel” will be the first film that Amazon markets and rolls out to theaters by itself

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