ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ 
 
Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza

 

 

ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ

drama, biography I 2019 I Poland 

THURSDAY 3/12/2020 6:40pm

 

 

Original Title:  Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza

Duration:        117 min

Language:        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

 

 

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 Mietek Kosz, the genius jazz pianist, often referred to as Polish Bill Evans, would have been one of the most famous jazz pianists in the world. His talent was discovered at the young age when he started attending a school for the blind. He would play various melodies on a harmonica for hours and thanks to his tutors who noticed his passion after passing an exam he was admitted to the primary music school for blind children. Upon graduation, he had no problem finding work and played at the most important places on the jazz map of Poland, such as Helikon club as well as student club Pod Jaszczurami or Literacka cafe in Kraków. 

In 1967 after his memorable performance at the most important Polish jazz festival - Jazz Jamboree he became famous almost overnight. Hailed as one of the greatest and most original talents in Polish music, he began an international career. Kosz has performed in many European countries and Canada. Unfortunately, his personal life was not as successful. Lonely and dependent on the care of others, he was often taken advantage of. His high earnings attracted the wrong people. The loneliness and the failures led him to alcoholism and gradual withdrawal. 

ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ is the true story of a Polish jazz pianist Mieczyslaw “Mietek" Kosz, who died in tragic circumstances and whose life we see through select episodes depicting the most influential moments in his life and career: his childhood on a poor farm in the farmlands of Poland, the loss of his eyesight at a young age, great successes in his musical career accompanied by his loneliness and desperate need for acceptance. 

"Another excellent film by Maciej Pieprzyca and another brilliant role of David Ogrodnik. "Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz ”is not only a moving biography of a blind man and world-class musician, but also a study of loneliness, which stays with the viewer for longer." — Przemyslaw Dobrzynski, Spider's web

MACIEJ PIEPRZYCA

Director and scriptwriter born in 1964 in Katowice in Poland. He debuted in 2008 with the film SPLINTERS. In 2013 he directed LIFE FEELS GOOD – one of the most successful Polish films in recent years, awarded at many international film festivals (Grand Prix, Ecumenical Jury Award and Audience Award at the Montreal World Film Festival; Silver Hugo and Audience Choice Award at the Chicago IFF; Golden Space Needle at the Seattle IFF). For his recent film, I'M A KILLER, Maciej Pieprzyca received the award for Best Director at the Shanghai International Film Festival (2017). The film also won the Silver Lions and Best Screenplay award at the Gdynia Film Festival (2016).  

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   

WINNER: Golden Lions Best Actor Polish Film Festival I 2019

NOMINATED: Golden Goblet Best Film I Shanghai International Film Festival 2020

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9 Oct 2020

 

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