2023-04-28 – 11:50 h

The Polish festival ‘Kino Na Granicy / Kino Na Hranici’ will open tomorrow Saturday, April 29th, its 25th edition with a film music concert featuring Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz and Mary Komasa, together with the Sinfonietta Cracovia. Numerous pieces of film music will resound at the Adam Mickiewicz Theater in Cieszyn, Poland, the same theater where the cinematography for “The Promised Land” directed by Andrzej Wajda was once shot.


The concert program will include excerpts from film compositions and songs that are the fruit of the creative collaboration of Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz and Mary Komasa, and will consist of two parts.


The first part is film compositions. Among the titles presented will be themes from the films “Pokot” (directed by Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik), “Szarlatan” (directed by Agnieszka Holland), “Quo Vadis, Aida” (directed by Jasmila Žbanić), “Kamerdyner” (directed by Filip Bajon), “Glass Room” (directed by Julius Ševčík), the series “Krakow Monsters” (directed by Kasia Adamik and Olga Chajdas) and others. In the second part, the artists will present orchestral arrangements of songs from Mary Komasa’s repertoire, including her greatest hits “Lost Me,” “Come,” “Degenerate Love,” and material from her latest upcoming album “Sister.”


Antony Komasa-Lazarkiewicz and Mary Komasa are a married couple who have been working as a tandem for many years. He is a composer, creating film and theater music. Among others, he has composed music for the films of Agnieszka Holland, Magdalena Lazarkiewicz and Filip Bajon: “In Darkness,” “The Return,” “City 44,” “Pokot” and the TV series “Burning Bush.” He was twice nominated for the Polish Film Award Eagles. In 2008, he received the European Film Music Trophy for Young Talent for his music for the film “Winterreise”, directed by Hans Steinbichler. In the same year he was awarded the German Television Music Award, and in 2014 he received the Czech Lion for his music for the aforementioned series “Burning Bush.” He also received the Czech Film Critics Award for the same film. He is a member of the Polish Film Academy, son of Magdalena Łazarkiewicz and Piotr Łazarkiewicz, grandson of publicist Henryk Holland, nephew of Agnieszka Holland.