Cold War film

SG Film: Cold War (Zimna wojna)

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus. This month, we will be showing the award-winning and passionate love story Cold War. In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.


Genre: Romance, History, Drama
Film Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, and others
Language: Polish – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:00 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required).

“Love has no borders.”

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

After the Oscar-winning Ida (2013), director Pawlikowski delivers yet another tragic Polish history in stylish black and white. A love story now, loosely based on his parents' relationship. Musician Wiktor (Kot), leader of a folklore group, discovers the free-spirited singer Zula (Kulig) and falls madly in love with her. Thus begins a long-lasting romance that will be defied by heated emotions, political entanglements and fate. A film with eye-catching images, authentic music and sublime protagonists.


Cold War premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Critics praised its acting, screenplay, direction and cinematography. The film has received numerous accolades, including three nominations at the Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography) and four at the BAFTA Film Awards, as well as six awards from seven nominations at the European Film Awards, winning the main Best Film Award.

Incredibly sexy. It's nice to see a movie that's actually about passion.
– FilmWeek

“A terrific smokey-cool love story.”

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

Tuesday, February 7 - Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski)
Tuesday,  March 7 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
Tuesday,  April 4  - Your Name (Makoto Shinkai)
Tuesday,  May 2 - Elvis (Baz Luhrmann)

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. 

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).

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