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Play Dates

NEW 4K RESTORATION

January 26 – February 15        New York, NY        FILM FORUM

February 10 – 11        Cleveland, OH        CLEVELAND CINEMATHEQUE

March 29 – April 4        Los Angeles, CA        LAEMMLE'S ROYAL

March 29 – April 4        Encino, CA        LAEMMLE'S TOWN CENTER


April 19        Madison, WI        UW CINEMATHEQUE

The Pianist Play Dates

About

France/Poland/Germany/UK, 2002
Director: Roman Polanski
Producer: Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde, Robert Benmussa
Cast: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
Screenwriter: Ronald Harwood
Based on the book by Władysław Szpilman
Cinematography: Pawel Edelman
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Genre: Drama, War
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Language: English, German, and Russian with English subtitles
Running Time: 149 minutes

Synopsis:
A celebrated composer and pianist, Władysław Szpilman (Adrien Brody) plays the last live music heard over Polish radio before Nazi artillery hits. During the brutal occupation, Szpilman evades deportation, struggling to stay alive in the devastated Warsaw Ghetto. Based on the autobiography of Władysław Szpilman.

Awards and Nominations:
Winner of the Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival, 2002)
Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Adapted Screenplay
(Academy Awards, 2003)
Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing nominations (Academy Awards, 2003)
Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama nomations (Golden Globes, 2003)
Best Film, Best Director (BAFTA Awards, 2003)
Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Sound (BAFTA Awards, 2003)
Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound (César Awards, 2003)
Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design nominations
(César Awards, 2003)
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay
(National Society of Film Critics Awards, 2003)

Restoration:
Restored in 4K from the original camera negative by StudioCanal in collaboration with DI Factory at DI Factory and reKino laboratory. Funding provided by StudioCanal and the Polish Film Institute.

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