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Belgian critics prefer ‘Cold War’ as best film

The movie ‘Cold War’ (original title: “Zimna wojna”) of the Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski is Saturday by the Union of film criticism (UFK) was chosen as the best film of the past year. Reports that the president of the association, Marc Bussens. The UFK praises the “overwhelming and heartbreaking mix of a passionate love story with a large ‘V'”. The film is about a love story that takes place at the time of the Cold War.

“On the basis of the tight 4/3 format and the excellent black-and-white photography that the filmmaker already used in ‘Ida’, his acclaimed previous film, manages to Pawlikowski again to surprise with an intense story, a brilliant staging, great performances and a high level of muziekscore that the dramaturgy of this masterpiece, moreover, of sublime confidence”, to sound the praise of the film critics.

The other finalists for the Grand Prize 2019 of the UFK were ‘The Florida Project’ from Sean Baker, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ by Martin McDonagh, the ‘Roma’ of Alfonso Cuarón and ‘Woman At War’ by Benedikt Erlingsson.

The UFK was founded in 1954 and brings together both English-Speaking and French-speaking film critics. Over the past years award-winning the union ‘Loveless’ of Andrej Zvjagintsev, ‘Carol” from Todd Haynes and ‘The Son of Saul,” László Nemes as best film.

‘Cold War’, won last year at the Cannes film festival the prize for best director in the wait and was the big winner of the European film awards in december. The picture was awarded best film and also got the prizes for best director, best screenplay, best actress (Joanna Kulig) and best editing.

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