A Dream of Warsaw

Sen o Warszawie

  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 104'
  • Genre: PEOPLE, MUSIC
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2014

It is a biographical film about Czesław Niemen, who was a Polish music icon, made on the 10th anniversary of his death. Friends, family members, critics, music journalists, biography authors all talk about the talented musician who did not hesitate to give up the benefits of his popularity in the name of high ideals. The audience adored him. Even under communism he managed to raise popular music to the rank of true art. Niemen not only recorded in Poland but also in Germany, Great Britain, France, USA, Italy and USSR. The creators of the movie follow his steps from the place of his birth in 1939, Stare Wasiliszki, where he spent his childhood and started off at local church choir. As a returnee under displacement of Poles from the eastern borderlands in 1958, Niemen came to Poland. The movie shows the price that Czesław Niemen had to pay for his career and incompliance to the defined rigour. 

  • Awards:
  • 2014 Polish Film Festival in America – Special Jury Prize
  • 2015 Polish Film Awards – Best Film Score; Best Documentary Nomination

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