“PIANOFORTE” TO PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE
The latest film by Jakub Piątek will release at the prestigious Sundance festival.
The Sundance Film Festival is the largest annual independent film festival in the US, and has been held in Park City, Salt Lake City and the ski resort in Sundance, Utah since 1978. The next edition will be held on 19-29 January next year.
This year, Pianoforte by Jakub Piątek has been invited to the festival. The film is an intimate portrait of the young musicians taking part in the legendary Chopin Piano Competition. The production was very well received by festival decision-makers, before whom it was pitched several times with considerable success. The documentary was produced by Telemark.
It won't be Jakub Piątek's festival debut. In 2021, his feature Prime Time could be seen in the competition for best foreign drama.
In addition to the presence of Polish feature films, the festival has repeatedly featured our short and documentary productions. The audience at Sundance got to see Black and Acid Rain by Tomasz Popakul, Volte by Monika Kotecka and Karolina Poryzała, Deer Boy by Katarzyna Gondek, Close Ties by Zofia Kowalewska, Pussy by Renata Gąsiorowska, Heat by Agata Trzebuchowska and Mateusz Pacewicz, Starting Point by Michał Szcześniak, and Object by Paulina Skibińska, which received the Short Film Special Jury Award for Visual Poetry. Other award-winning titles include Grzegorz Zariczny's The Whistle, which won the Grand Jury Prize in 2013, and two years later an Honourable mention went to Jakub Stożek's Out of Reach.
You can find out more about the festival and see the list of films invited into its program here.