WHAT: Dyrygent / The Conductor (1979) + Q&A with actor Andrzej Seweryn
WHERE: Film Noir Cinema, 122 Meserole Ave
WHEN: Wednesday, January 24, 630pm-9pm
RSVP on Facebook, $20 tickets here or at the door
Kinomaniacy! Polish Filmmakers NYC is presenting a screening of the 1979 film The Conductor (Polish title: Dyrygent) tonight at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave), about an orchestral love triangle and love affair of music. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with lead actor Andrzej Seweryn. Here’s a summary of the film via IMDB/Polish Cinema Database:
The film follows a violinist from a provincial Polish orchestra—whose husband is the director of the ensemble—on a visit to the US. There, she connects with a world-renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out, the conductor was once in love with the violinist’s mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive an old love affair, using the violinist as a placeholder for her mother. Her husband becomes resentful of the conductor, for both personal and professional reasons.