Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kos

  • Poland
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The film is inspired by the life story of the famous Polish jazz pianist Mietek Kosz who managed to become famous even in the world during his short life. Despite being born in a poor Polish countryside, with a visual impairment, and being subsequently sent to an orphanage, Mietek Kosz becomes a piano virtuoso. Bill Evans, famous jazz pianist, named Mietek Kosz one of the three greatest musicians of his time and wanted to record with him in the USA. However, his dizzying career cannot displace his feeling of loneliness and Mietek fails to free himself from the captivity of emotional loneliness. The film won Silver Lions Awards and other 6 awards from Polish Film Festival in Gdynia (2019), one of which was awarded to Dawid Ogrodnik for the lead male role in the portrayal of Mietek Kosz, and 2 Polish Eagles Awards (2020).

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  • Original title
    Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Maciej Pieprzyca
  • Cast
    Dawid Ogrodnik, Cyprian Grabowski, Piotr Adamczyk, Mikołaj Chroboczek
  • Duration
    117 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour

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