CONCERTO FOR TWO

KONCERT NA DWOJE

By Tomasz DROZDOWICZ

STUDIO FILMOWE AUTOGRAF - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2018


Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2018
Special Screenings Audience Award
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomasz DROZDOWICZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Beata HYCZKO (STUDIO FILMOWE AUTOGRAF)
    • Synopsis
    • Jerzy Maksymiuk. A conductor, a composer, a pianist. At 80 fully active or – to many – excessively active. Demanding of himself and others, never slowing down, merciless to poor performers, still fascinated by music and focused on his scores till it borders madness. Loved by the eminent, but irritating to and disliked by hack musicians. Privately, he continues to be a lad from the small-town wooden house. A charismatic “maestro” admired in London, Glasgow and Paris, totally helpless in everyday life without his wife’s assistance and direction.
      The film being shot in Poland, England, Scotland and France will depict him at work with outstanding musicians and orchestras, also during composing his music.
      We will accompany the main character in his surprising journey in search of the fundamental definitions of music is and how it affects us. We will also get to know an artist who is tremendously “private”. This second portrait, full of colorful episodes, little weaknesses, but also compulsions sometimes bordering the mental norm, will illustrate one of the most extreme versions of an artist’s fate.
      The one in which an outstanding talent is paid for with loneliness in the ordinary “normative” world. His wife – Ewa – is a character of equal importance as she, although not sharing his gift, is absolutely indispensible for him, being a condition on which his art and existence are contingent. A story of great passion and talent, and an even greater price paid for that talent.