Private: Pólsk kvikmyndavika // Polish Film Week (Tydzień Filmu Polskiego)

The Conductor // Dyrygent


Engar sýningar

  • Tegund: Drama, Tónlist/Music
  • Leikstjóri: Andrzej Wajda
  • Ár: 1979
  • Lengd: 102 mín
  • Land: Pólland
  • Tungumál: Polish, English


Oscar-winning director Andrzej Wajda and his film The Conductor take us as far as 1970s. However, from the musical standpoint, we go back to the time of Beethoven. The movie tells the story of three people: John Lasocki – an older famous orchestra conductor and a couple, Marta – a young violinist and her husband Adam, who is also a conductor but with significant lesser recognition than Lasocki. In time, a sense of vague insecurity and jealousy starts creeping into Adam’s life, little by little developing into envy, aggression, and even hysteria. The film makes a few allegorical points about making oneself accessible to change.