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Strong box-office start for ‘Cold War’ in US: report

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Grzegorz Siwicki 26.12.2018 11:00
Polish-British director Paweł Pawlikowski’s award-winning film “Cold War" had a strong start at the box office when it went on release in the United States this past weekend, according to a report.
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Cold War, which is among nine films shortlisted for an Oscar in the best foreign-language feature category, grossed USD 55,727 in three theatres on its opening weekend, the indiewire.com film industry website has reported.

With a per-theatre-average of USD 18,575, the film notched up an “impressive start,” only slightly below that of Pawlikowski’s Polish period drama Ida, which had one of the best arthouse subtitled openings in 2014 on its way to a foreign-language Oscar, with an "adjusted total" of USD 20,000, indiewire.com reported.

Cold War, Poland’s official entry for an Academy Award, follows the love story of two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, set against the backdrop of the Cold War in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The movie 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 this month won a string of prizes at the European Film Awards, including for best film, director, screenwriter and actress.

Cold War is expected to be a finalist in the foreign-language Oscar race, according to indiewire.com, and its biggest competitors are Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical drama Roma and Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda's Shoplifters, a portrait of a poor family.

The US National Board of Review has named Cold War the best foreign-language film of 2018.

Pawlikowski’s Ida won an Oscar for best foreign-language film in 2015.


Source: kultura.onet.pl, indiewire.com

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