Enchanted by Music
Logline: Everyone is amazed by young Fryderyk’s musical genius, but he feels like he’s locked in a golden cage and he dreams of being free from adult supervision and control. A summer trip to the countryside becomes an opportunity for this. Together with a mysterious girl raised in the dark woods – Niwa – he discovers the existence of a world of ancient Slavic creatures – as dangerous as they are fascinating. The boy falls in love with their music and the power it holds. He can now regain his freedom and control those who previously dominated him. Yet playing with ancient magic causes him nothing but trouble. The film balances true episodes from Chopin’s life with magical realism inspired by Slavic mythology.
Scriptwriter: Jacek Bławut
Producer: Bartek Gliński
Production Company: Impakt Film
Format: animated feature film
Bartek Glinski studied at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of Warsaw. He recently produced the war drama Last Mission, directed by Jacek Bławut, and the Russian-Polish-UK co-production Parquet, starring Agata Kulesza and Andrzej Chyra.
A graduate of the Wajda School and the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Jacek is a director, scriptwriter and cinematographer for feature films and documentaries. He won the Krzysztof Kieślowski Award for Best Central European Script for The Day of Chocolate (2010) and the award for Best Documentary at the Kraków Film Festival (2012). He has also received a Special Mention at the Camerimage International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (2016), the Teachers’ Award at the Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival in Poznań (2018) and the INIS Prize at the Montréal International Children’s Film Festival (2019). He is a member of the Polish Film Academy.