Zbigniew Seifert. An Interrupted Journey

Zbigniew Seifert. Przerwana podróż

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  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 79’
  • Genre: PEOPLE
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2021

It is a film about one of the greatest jazz violinists of all time, Zbigniew Seifert. The film shows his journey which started in Cracow – places where he grew up, his family home and the Music Academy, as well as Cracow’s bars and clubs, through Europe to the USA, where he died prematurely in 1979 at the age of just 33.The film is filled with Seifert’s works, 1960s stylized animations, and is enriched by unique archives from the communist era, including those from behind the Iron Curtain. He is remembered by his loved ones and prominent figures of world jazz: Tomasz Stańko, Janusz Stefański, Jan Gonciarczyk, Jasper van’t Hof, Philip Catherin, John Scofield, Richie Beirach, Jack DeJohnette, Chris Hinze, and Billy Hart. This is a film about a man full of charisma, whose life at one point turned into a dramatic fight against illness, fate, and time. Joachim Ernst Berendt said that Zbigniew Seifert “is one of the reasons why Polish jazz is recognized around the world.”


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