TV Movie | 2018-2019 | Netflix | Biography | Poland

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Brief synopsis

Inspired by true events, Icarus recounts episodes from the life of Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Kosz, a Polish jazz pianist. As a 12-year-old child, Mietek loses his sight. Learning piano at the center for the blind, the boy discovers that music can become his way of picturing the world, and once he is introduced to jazz, he has only one goal in mind: to become the best jazz pianist in Poland. In the late 1960s, his musical career gains international recognition but is cut short tragically by his untimely death in 1973.
The film approaches Kosz’s half-forgotten life story with a great deal of empathy, recreating the inner world of the musician from a patchwork of his subjective perceptions and memories.
The film premiered at the prestigious Shanghai IFF and won multiple awards at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Piotr AdamczykBogdan Danowicz [L]
Dawid OgrodnikMieczyslaw Kosz [L]
Mikołaj ChroboczekGutek [SR]
Cyprian GrabowskiYoung Mieczyslaw Kosz [SR]
Sebastian StegmannAndreas Hefner [SR]


Director of photographyWitold Płóciennik
Costume designerAgata Culak
DirectorMaciej Pieprzyca
EditorPiotr Kmiecik
Key makeup artist/hair stylistJolanta Dańda
ComposerLeszek Możdżer
Production designerJoanna Anastazja Wójcik
ScreenwriterMaciej Pieprzyca
Production sound mixerRobert Czyżewicz
Production sound mixerMaciej Pawłowski

Production companies

RE Studio [pl]


Finance/Law/InsuranceCzyżewski Law Firm


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Leszek Możdżer2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best MusicWinner
Agata Culak2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best Costume DesignWinner
Dawid Ogrodnik2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best ActorWinner
Witold Płóciennik2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best CinematographyWinner
RE Studio [pl]2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Silver LionsWinner
RE Studio [pl]2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Audience AwardWinner
Jolanta Dańda2019Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych [pl]Best MakeupWinner
Leszek Możdżer2020Polish Film Awards: Eagles [pl]Best MusicWinner
Leszek Możdżer2020Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej [pl]Award for the best Polish soundtrackWinner
Leszek Możdżer2020Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa [pl]Special Jury AwardWinner


2020LuxembourgCinEast Festival
2019ChinaShanghai International Film Festivalworld premiere


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatPolandCanal+ [pl]Thursday, 25/02/2021, 12.00 PM
RepeatPolandCanal+ [pl]Thursday, 11/02/2021, 10.20 AMCanal+ Film
RepeatPolandCanal+ [pl]Tuesday, 09/02/2021, 1.50 PMCanal+ Film