The Barbican and the Polish Cultural Institute in London present the Closing Gala of the2018 Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, featuring a screening of the digitally restored 1927 film The Call of the Sea, directed by Henryk Szaroand based on the novel by Stefan Kiedrzyński. Immensely popular in Poland in the 1920s due to its beautiful scenery and cinematography,this epic love story with a turbulent plot combines maritime cinema and romance, featuring many stars of the silent film era as well as officers and gunmen of the Polish navy and air force.
Pianist and composer Taz Modi (Submotion Orchestra, Matthew Halsall) will be directing some of the UK’s most forward-thinking musicians to perform a live soundtrack alongside the film. Marking Piano Day 2018, this event brings together a unique group to create a hypnotic and atmospheric live score.Including the award-winning and fearlessly unpredictable Matthew Bourne on piano and synthesisers, Duncan Bellamy from Mercury-nominated Portico Quartet on drums and live sampling, and Chris Hargreaves and Simon Beddoe from Submotion Orchestra on bass and trumpet. (Kinoteka)