POLFF20: ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ (Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza) 117 mins

3741 POLFF20: ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ

Screening Thu 3 Dec at:

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Thursday, 3 December
6:40PM 

A film overflowing with jazz, inspired by the true story of a blind piano prodigy, Mietek Kosz. Fulfilled as an artist, adored by the public and critics, in personal life he struggles to find acceptance and happiness. 

If not for his untimely death, he would have been one of the most famous jazz pianists in the world. His talent is discovered at a young age when his mother enrols him in a school for blind children, where he learns that music can be a way of communicating with the world. He pursues a classical piano education until he discovers the music of Bill Evans. He becomes famous almost overnight after his performance at the most important Polish jazz festival and the door to international career opens. The turn of the 1960s and the 1970s is his era – admiration for his talent and fame seem to bring the promise of fulfilment, but do they really?  (Polish with English subtitles)

Director:  Maciej Pieprzyca
Writer:     Maciej Pieprzyca
Cast:        Dawid Ogrodnik, Piotr Adamczyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Michał Filipiak, Jowita Budnik, Jacek Koman, Katarzyna Wajda

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

WINNER: Silver Lions Best Film, Polish Film Festival I 2019
WINNER: Best Cinematography Witold Płóciennik, Polish Film Festival I 2019
WINNER: Best Actor Dawid Ogrodnik, Polish Film Festival I 2019       
WINNER: Best Score Leszek Możdżer, Polish Film Festival I 2019 
WINNER: Best Film Golden Clapper - Radio Gdansk Awards, Polish Film Festival I 2019   
NOMINATED: Golden Goblet Best Film I Shanghai International Film Festival 2020

SCREENS DECEMEBER 3 @ 6.45PM