As pointed out in the judgment, the award was given for the artistic use of black and white photographs, which emphasize the romantic relationship between the two figures in a difficult post-war situation.
Premiere of Pawlikowski in Swedish cinemas was held on Friday. The picture received the highest rating (five stars) in the classification of the two largest daily newspapers: "Dagens Nyheter" and "Svenska Dagbladet".
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The Canadian director Jasmin Mozaffari won the bronze medal at the Stockholm Festival for the "Windsurfing" film.
There is a chance for more awards
The film "Cold War" won the Golden Lions and awards for the best assembly and sound at this year's 43nd Polish Fine Arts Festival in Gdynia; Paweł Pawlikowski was awarded the Best Director Award at this year's Cannes International Film Festival.
In the beginning of November, the Cold War received several nominations for the European Film Prize. Among the eight winners of this award on Thursday, sometimes referred to as the European Oscars, was Jarosław Kamiński, editor of the "Cold War".
Polish film can still receive a prize in five categories. He is nominated for the European Film Prize in the following categories: film, screenwriter (Paweł Pawlikowski), director (Paweł Pawlikowski), actress (Joanna Kulig) and actor (Tomasz Kot).
The theme of this year's edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival, which featured 159 films from 60 countries, was democracy.