KOMEDA, Krzysztof: Soundtrack for a Life (A)

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Krzysztof Komeda: A Soundtrack for Life


Year of Production: 2010
Playing Time: 00:52:01
Catalogue Number: CM9781
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Krzysztof Komeda – jazz pianist and film composer. With compositions like the lullaby for Rosemary's Baby from Roman Polanski, Komeda succeeded in writing his own chapter in the history of soundtracks. As a jazz musician he gained cult status in Poland. As a film composer he made it into Hollywood's first ranks. But there his career came to a sudden end.

The film essay Komeda - A Soundtrack for a Life is a reflection on Komeda's soundtracks, which changed the common film scores forever. It is a contemporary document about the attitude to life in a time of social, political and cultural change after war, and about the work and exodus of the Polish artist in the 50s and 60s.

This film features interviews with directors who worked with Komeda and who were also his friends, including Roman Polanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Henning Carlsen, and Andrzej Wajda. His wife, Zofia Komeda, and his sister, Irena Orlowska, also remember him.

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