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Film details

ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ

Premiere: 18.10.2019

Director:Maciej Pieprzyca

Producer:RE Studio, Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś

Genre:drama/biography

Inspired by true events, a story of a blind grand piano genius.

Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz is based on the life of pianist Meczysław Kosz, who died tragically at the age of 29.

As a child Mietek loses his sight. His mother places him in the care of the nuns in Laski. At the centre for the blind the boy discovers that music may be his way of seeing the world again and of describing it. Mietek goes on to become a brilliant classical pianist. Once he discovers jazz music, though, he has only one goal left: to become the best jazz pianist in Poland. He is more and more successful, not only in Poland but around the world. He wins the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. Unexpectedly, a charismatic vocalist, Zuza, walks his life. This meeting will change it forever.

The film was directed by Maciej Pieprzyca. Music was provided by Leszek Możdżer.

Cast

Crew

Maciej Pieprzyca

director, screenplay

Witold Płóciennik PSC

cinematography

Joanna Anastazja Wójcik

set design

Agata Culak

costume design

Jolanta Dańda

makeup

Leszek Możdżer

music

Maciej Pawłowski MPSE, Robert Czyżewicz

sound

Piotr Kmiecik PSM

editing

Ewa Jastrzębska

production manager

Ewa Brodzka

casting diretor/II director

RE Studio, Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś

production

TVP SA, Chimney Poland, Canal+, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Next Film, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Aeroplan Studios

coproduction

Awards & festivals

Camerimage

Golden Frog - Nominee

Golden Rooster Awards

Audience Award

Polish Film Awards

Best Film Score

Polish Film Awards

Best Sound

Polish Film Awards

Best Actor - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Supporting Actress - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Director - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Screenplay - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Costume Design - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Editing - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Film - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Best Production Design - Nominee

Polish Film Awards

Discovery of Year - Nominee

Polish Film Festival

Best Actor

Polish Film Festival

Best Cinematography

Polish Film Festival

Best Costume Design

Polish Film Festival

Best Make-Up

Polish Film Festival

Best Score

Polish Film Festival

Golden Clapper - Radio Gdansk Awards

Polish Film Festival

Silver Lions

Polish Film Festival

Golden Lions

Shanghai International Film Festival

Golden Goblet - Nominee

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