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PFF20 Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz

CTC 117 MIN
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Synopsis

A film overflowing with jazz, inspired by the true story of 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 promise of fulfilment, but do they really?

Awards

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

Movie Information

Release date

Saturday 31st October

Duration

117 min

Rating

CTC

Cast

Dawid Ogrodnik, Piotr Adamczyk, Justyna Wasilewska, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja

Director

Maciej Pieprzyca

Genre

Film Festival

Language

Polish with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Norton Street



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