Director: MACIEJ PIEPRZYCA
Genre: Drama, Biographical (Feature Film)
Life and genius of Mietek Kosz, blind jazz pianist, a master improviser, a bright lightning in jazz music history.
“Icarus” is the true story of Mieczyslaw “Mietek” Kosz, a Polish jazz pianist 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.
Festival/Awards: Gdynia FF 2019 Silver Lions — Best Cinematography, Best Music, Best Costumes, Best Make-up; Shanghai International Film Festival | Golden Goblet Award Official Selection; Moscow International Film Festival – Spectrum Section