Milos Stehlik Talks with Filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski on His Academy Award-Nominated ‘Cold War’

Director Pawel Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film ‘Cold War’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018.
Director Pawel Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Cold War' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. Vianney Le / AP Photo
Director Pawel Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film ‘Cold War’ at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018.
Director Pawel Pawlikowski poses for photographers during a photo call for the film 'Cold War' at the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 11, 2018. Vianney Le / AP Photo

Milos Stehlik Talks with Filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski on His Academy Award-Nominated ‘Cold War’

The landmark 2017 book “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism” launched a spirited conversation around romantic love during the end of the Cold War. But for Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski, love under communism is a lot more nuanced. His new film, “Cold War”, has received more Academy Award nominations than any other Polish film. It follows a couple across 15 years, starting in Poland and continuing on to their exile in France, and how larger political forces like Stalinism affected their relationship. Pawlikowski’s previous film, “Ida”, won the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. WBEZ Film Contributor and Director at Facets Chicago Milos Stehlik interviews the world’s great filmmakers on Worldview. Today, he talks with Pawlikowski about Cold War” and the role historical film plays in today’s cultural dialogue.