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ICARUS. THE LEGEND OF MIETEK KOSZ

by Maciej Pieprzyca

synopsis

Inspired by true events, a story of a blind grand piano genius. 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 into his life. This meeting will change it forever.

international title: Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz
original title: Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza
country: Poland
sales agent: Intramovies
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Maciej Pieprzyca
film run: 122'
release date: PL 18/10/2019
screenplay: Maciej Pieprzyca
cast: Dawid Ogrodnik, Cyprian Grabowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Mikolaj Chroboczek, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Justyna Wasilewska, Michal Filipiak, Jowita Budnik, Jacek Koman, Dariusz Chojnacki
cinematography by: Witold Plóciennik
film editing: Piotr Kmiecik
art director: Joanna Anastazja Wójcik
costumes designer: Agata Culak
music: Leszek Mozdzer
producer: Renata Czarnkowska-Listos, Maria Golos
production: RE Studio, Telewizja Polska (TVP) - Agencja Filmowa, Canal+ Polska, Next Film, The Chimney Pot Poland Sp z o.o., Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Aeroplan Studios
backing: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej (PL)
distributor: Next Film
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