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Cold war / Amazon Studios and Opus Film, Polish Film Institute, MK2 Films, Film4, BFI present in association with Protagonist Pictures ; Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK Productions co-production ; in co-production with Arte France Cinema, Canal Plus Poland, Kino Świat, The Lodz Film Fund, Mazovia Warsaw Film Fund, The Silesian Film Fund, The Podkarpackie Film Fund ; a film by Paweł Pawlikowski ; story, direction, Paweł Pawlikowski ; produced by Tanya Seghatchian, Ewa Puszczyńska ; screenplay, Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki, with the collaboration of Piotr Borkowski.

Pawlikowski, Pawel, (film director,, screenwriter.). Głowacki, Janusz, (screenwriter.). Borkowski, Piotr, 1972- (screenwriter.). Seghatchian, Tanya, (film producer.). Puszczyńska, Ewa, (film producer.). Żal, Łukasz, 1981- (director of photography.). Kamiński, Jarosław, 1960- (film editor.). Kulig, Joanna, 1982- (actor.). Kot, Tomasz, 1977- (actor.). Szyc, Borys, (actor.). Kulesza, Agata, 1971- (actor.). Kahn, Cédric, 1966- (actor.). Balibar, Jeanne, 1968- (actor.). Amazon Studios, (presenter.). Opus Film (Poland), (presenter,, production company.). Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, (presenter.). MK2 Productions, (presenter.). FilmFour (Firm), (presenter.). British Film Institute, (presenter.). Protagonist Pictures (Firm), (presenter.). Apocalypso Pictures, (production company.). M.K. Production (Firm), (production company.). Arte France cinéma (Firm), (production company.). Canal+ Polska, (production company.). Kino Świat International (Firm), (production company.). Criterion Collection (Firm), (publisher.). Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar. (Cast).


A sweeping, delirious romance begins in the Polish countryside in 1949, where Wiktor, a musician on a state-sponsored mission to collect folk songs, discovers a captivating young singer named Zula. Over the next fifteen years, their turbulent relationship will play out in stolen moments between two worlds: the jazz clubs of decadent, bohemian Paris, to which he defects, and the corrupt, repressive Communist Bloc, where she remains, universes bridged by their passion for music and for each other.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681436654
  • ISBN: 1681436655
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (88 min.) : DVD video, sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
  • Edition: Director-approved DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2019]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Full screen (1.33:1).
Special features: new conversation between Pawlikowski and filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu; press conference featuring Pawlikowski and Źal, actors Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot and Borys Szyc, and producer Ewa Puszczyńska; documentaries from 2018 on the making of the film, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Pawlikowski and others ; trailer; in booklet: an essay by film critic Stephanie Zacharek.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Photography, Łukasz Źal ; editor, Jarsoław Kaminski ; jazz and song arrangements, Marsin Masecki.
Participant or Performer Note:
Joanna Kulig, Tomasz Kot, Borys Szyc, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Jeanne Balibar.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for some sexual content, nudity and language.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Polish, Croatian, French, German, Italian and Russian dialogue with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Cold War (1945-1989)
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Love > Drama.
Cold War > Drama.
Singers > Communist countries > Drama.
Musicians > Communist countries > Drama.
Defection > Drama.
Man-woman relationships.
Poland > History > 1945-1980 > Drama.
Communist countries.
Genre: Romance films.
Historical films.
Foreign language films > Polish.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romance films.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Motion pictures, Polish.
Motion pictures, Great Britain.
Motion pictures, French.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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