Friday, Sep 18 at 7:30: IKAR by Maciej Pieprzyca (2019) Drama 110 minutes
Inspired by true events, a story of a blind piano genius who died in tragic circumstances and whose life we see through select episodes depicting the most influential moments in his life and career. As a child, Mietek loses his sight and his mother places him in the care of the nuns in Laski. This is where Mietek discovers that music may be his way of seeing the world again. Mietek goes on to become a brilliant classical and jazz pianist known both in Poland and abroad. The film won 6 awards at Gdynia Film Festival in 2019, for the best feature film (Silver Lions), actor, cinematography, costume design, make-up, and score, and is nominated in several categories in 2020 Polish Film Academy Awards Orły (Eagles).
(description based on https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9121954/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl )
Cast: Dawid Ogrodnik, Cyprian Grabowski, Piotr Adamczyk
Trailer (in Polish):