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Amsterdam Polish composers Film Festival

Amsterdam Polish composers Film Festival

When: Saturday, 5th November, 2022
Where: Theater Zaal, OBA Oosterdok, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL

Polish films have made an important contribution to the world cinematography. Particularly film scores, written by Polish composers and highly acclaimed musicians, have made a significant role in both Polish and international film productions. Bronisław Kaper, Krzysztof Komeda, Zbigniew Preisner, Wojciech Kilar, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Abel Korzeniowski, to name just a few have acquired international recognition by creating soundtracks for Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Francis Ford Coppola, Alain Resnais and Louis Malle.

For this reason, the Foundation Polish Culture NL dedicates Amsterdam Polish Film Festival 2022 to three famous Polish composers of film music.

The program consists of two parts.

Part 1: Oscar winning music

13.00 – 14.45 Finding Neverland (audio: EN, subtitles: NL)
Director: Marc Foster
Music: Jan A.P.Kaczmarek
The Oscar-winning score by Jan A.P.Kaczmarek. A family film inspired by the Peter Pan story, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, about the power of fantasy where the music carries the viewer along.

15.00 – 16.00 Tour to the OBA library
A tour to the Polish children’s book collection of Huis van Alle Talen. Selected fragments of the book Peter Pan by J.M Barrie will be read in Polish by Jadwiga Czepelak.

Part 1 Free admission, sign up required   


Part 2: Big names, a lecture and live music

16.00 – 18.15 Dracula (audio: EN, subtitles: NL)
Director: Francis Coppola
Music Wojciech: Kilar
This film is known for its beautiful and dramatic music that, alongside the acting of such stars as Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder, leaves a lasting impression on the viewers.

18.15 – 19.30 Break 
During the break, there will be the possibility to have a meal in the OBA restaurant.

9.30 – 20.10 Polish film music
A lecture by Nicholas Reyland, author of books on Zbigniew Preisner and Polish film music. The lecture will be presented in English.

20.15 – 21.45 Trois couleurs: Blanc (audio: FR/PL, subtitles: EN)
Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Music: Zbigniew Preisner
A light-hearted, even comical drama set in France and Poland, on the different concepts of ‘equality’, starring Julie Delpy and Zbigniew Zamachowski.

22.00 – 22.30 Film music concert

We will close the day with a film music concert performed by Polish jazz singer Anka Kozieł.

Part 2: Ticket € 12.50        



Organised with the support of the Polish Embassy in The Hague and OBA Oosterdok

Poster: Martijn Swart.