Studio 3

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 16:00 – 17:29


Feature Documentary • Poland • 01h 29m • Asian Premiere

During the preliminary round, there are 160 of them. Then, about 80. Then 40. At last, only 10 lucky ones make it to the final. These are the contestants in the legendary International Chopin Piano Competition, held every five years in Warsaw, Poland. PIANOFORTE follows an eclectic group of young musicians from around the world who have prepared since they were children for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Director’s Profile

Jakub Piatek

Born in 1985, he graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź. Before studying directing, he worked as a journalist and culture manager. His debut film, “Mother” (2009), produced by Wajda Studio, was screened at more than fifty international festivals and received several awards. In 2014 he completed the documentary “One Man Show”, which premiered in Krakow FF and DOK Leipzig. In 2018, he made a short feature film “Users” (premiere in Krakow and Slamdance). In 2021, his full-length feature debut “Prime Time” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it is available on Netflix platform in all regions. In 2021 he started teaching fiction directing (Polish National Film School).