CONCERTO FOR TWO
[Koncert na dwoje]
Director: Tomasz Drozdowicz / Poland / 2018
Category: Arts & Culture
Production: Beata Hyczko: Studio Filmowe “Autograf”, Poland; for TVP SA, Polish Television.
Supported by The Polish Cultural Foundation (PCF).
Language: Polish, English.
Length: 75 minutes
A story about passion, talent and great love. In the marriage of Ewa and conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk, she sacrifices herself to protect him, his music and their life.
An intimate portrait of one of Poland’s most charismatic conductors: Jerzy Maksymiuk. A conductor, a composer, a pianist. At 80 fully active or even more, excessively active. Demanding of himself and others, never slowing down, merciless to poor performers, still fascinated by music and focused on his scores until it borders madness. Loved by the eminent, but irritating to and disliked by hack musicians. A charismatic “maestro” admired in London, Glasgow and Paris, totally helpless in everyday life without his wife’s assistance and direction. The film depicts him at work with outstanding musicians and orchestras, also during composing his music.