BANDMASTERS

POLISH TITLE: KAPELMISTRZE

Tomasz Knittel shows a portrayal of the contemporary Polish scene of source music. He invited the following bands to participate in his film: Chłopcy Kontra Basia, Kapela Ze Wsi Warszawa, Kompania Prusinowski Infidelis, Kapela Brodów and Kapela Maliszy. The essence of this creative documentary is to combine tradition with modernity. Traditional images like bread baking or folk dances in the streets of Warsaw are intertwined with the impressionist landscape of a contemporary city, all to the rhythm of folk songs.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
42'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Knittel
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Knittel
DOP:
Nicolas Villegas Hernandez
EDITOR:
Jakub Pietrzak
ANIMATION:
Szymon Tomiło
PRODUCTION:
Telewizja Polska S.A., Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny

Tomasz Knittel »

director of documentary movies and short films.He has just finished a mini documentary series about Polish post communist blocks od flats. The creator of the sensational “Elektro_sonda”, a futuristic music film with the participation of top Polish electronic music groups (Kamp, Bokka, Rysy, amongst others). 

He loves documentary music films and has dedicated several of them to this topic -  "From Podserednieje with Love" (2015), a film about an American who falls in love with a Russian dancer, "Bandmasters” (2016), a film about Polish traditional music, "Poland - Path of Dance" (2016), a film about the Polish and Swedish music project, „Mieczysław Karlowicz” (2017) is a documentary about one of the most important Polish composers. 

His latest movie „Universam Grochów” (2018) has won a lot of awards (58th Krakow Film Festival, 34th Warsaw Film Festiwal, Grand Prix Kameralne Lato) and has just started its international festival career. Currently he is working on a new documentary project  called 'Identity' which will have a premiere in 2019.

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