As highlighted in the verdict, the prize was awarded for the artistic use of black and white photographs that underline the romantic relationship between the two characters in a difficult post-war situation.
The premiere of Pawlikowski's film in Swedish cinemas took place on Friday. The list received the highest rating (five stars) in the ranking of the two largest daily newspapers: "Dagens Nyheter" and "Svenska Dagbladet".
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Bronze Horse's main prize at the Stockholm festival for "Firecrackers" was won by Canadian director Jasmin Mozaffari.
There is an opportunity for more rewards
The Cold War movie won the Golden Lions and Awards for Best Edition and Sound at this year's 43rd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Paweł Pawlikowski received the Best Director Award at this year's Cannes International Film Festival.
In early November, the Cold War received several nominations for the European Film Award. Among the eight winners of this prize, announced on Thursday, sometimes called the European Oscars, was Jarosław Kamiński, editor of the Cold War.
The Polish film still has the opportunity to win the prize in five categories. He is a candidate for the European Film Award in the following categories: film, screenwriter Paweł Pawlikowski, director Paweł Pawlikowski, actor Joanna Kulig and actor Tomasz Kot.
The theme of this year's International Film Festival in Stockholm, which featured 159 films from 60 countries, was democracy.