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City of Split features in Oscar Nominated film ‘Cold War’

By Saron Lease, 20th February 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 91st nomination of Oscars, and included are three for the film Cold War set in the stunning city of Split, beloved by so many for its vibrancy, history and culture.

The nominations are for Pawel Pawlikowski for Best Director, and for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

Entertainment describes the film as “a sweeping, evocative romance set in the 1950s which traces how fate brings together a seemingly mismatched pair. Noted for its stunning black-and-white lensing and passionate performances, the movie has been a mainstay on the awards circuit this season, racking up several foreign film prizes as well as honors for its lead actress, Joanna Kulig.”

British cinema-goers may perhaps be familiar with Pawlikowski’s name as he’s also known for directing the English-language hit My Summer of Love (2004), which starred a young Emily Blunt opposite Natalie Press in its portrait of two women coming of age in the Yorkshire countryside, which won the BAFTA for Best British Film.

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