ICARUS

IKAR, LEGENDA MIETKA KOSZA

By Maciej PIEPRZYCA

INTRAMOVIES - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2019

Life and genius of Mietek Kosz, blind jazz pianist, a master improviser, a bright lightning in jazz music history.

Festivals
& Awards

Ventana Sur 2019
European Films
Gdynia Film Festival 2019
Silver Lion Award, Best Male Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Costumes, Best Make-up, Golden Clapper Award
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama, Biography, True Story
    • Countries
    • POLAND
    • Languages
    • POLISH
    • Duration
    • 122 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maciej PIEPRZYCA
    • Writer(s)
    • Maciej PIEPRZYCA
    • Producer(s)
    • Renata CZARNKOWSKA-LISTOŚ (Re Studio), Maria GOŁOŚ (Re Studio)
    • Synopsis
    • Mietek Kosz was a blind pianist, a master improviser: the Polish Bill Evans. He didn’t leave that much behind: one LP and two posthumous collections of odd recordings he did throughout his short career for Polish National Television and National Radio. If Kosz were still alive, he would definitely be one of the biggest names in jazz on the world stage. However, he died young and left only a legend of a genius gone too soon.
      “Icarus” is the story of a phenom and the paradox of life. It’s the emotional journey of a protagonist at odds with the obstacles he faced and with himself, with a rich soundtrack and score and a visual, ascetic depiction of the times in which the story took place.
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