KOMEDA - A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE

Film

As a part of series of documentaries in the Polish Institute - "Poland - shortly".

Thursday 26 April 2012, 6:00 pm

Instytut Polski

1065 Budapeszt, Nagymező u. 15.

POLAND-SHORTLY

Poles and Hungarians know each other well and know a lot about themselves and their culture. But not always know the background of events or those people whose work is important part of Polish Culture. This time - for those who knows Polish or English - we want to bring closer some of these fascinating phenomena.

Screenings will be in Polish with English subtitles, for free.

 

KOMEDA - A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE

Krzysztof Komeda – a Polish medic, Jazz pianist and film composer. His music gained cult-status in Poland. Everywhere else in the world especially his soundtracks stay in mind forever. With compositions like the lullaby for Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby Komeda succeeded in writing his own chapter in the history of film music.

The melodious, often melancholic sounds of his music seem to be like the soundtrack for his own dramatic life story: Komeda was an icon of artistic opposition to the communist Poland of the 50s and 60s. He left for America and discovered a completely different way of life. But in 1969 he has a tragic accident and dies at the height of his career only 37 years of age.

The film essay Komeda – A Soundtrack for a life is mainly a reflection on Komeda’s soundtracks and their connection to his life. But it is also a contemporary document about the attitude to life in a time of social, political and cultural change after war, about work and exodus of Polish artist in the 50s and 60s

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