For musician with absolute hearing and above average sensitivity, each performance in front of the audience is a lesson and an attempt to confront the great predecessors and themselves. At the 12th International Music Festival Chopin and his Europe we look at artists during their preparations for the performances. We become part of the rehearsal where musicians approach artistic perfection, enjoying each and every musical phrase they play. Their performances, the discussions, and the preparations for the stage make up a unique portrait of the pianists' personalities. Everyone strives for the perfect performance of the pieces, but sometimes, after the concert, they feel something that Artur Rubinstein called - demi-succès.


written and directed: Anna Gawlita, Tomasz Wolski
DoP: Tomasz Wolski
edited: Tomasz Wolski
production manager: Anna Gawlita
producer: Anna Gawlita
coproducers: Artur Szklener, Joanna Dobrzańska
production: Kijora
coproduction: The Fryderyk Chopin Institute


Anna Gawlita – KIJORA company founder, film producer, production manager. Responsible for production of such movies as: “Lucky Ones”, “Doctors”, “Palace” by Tomasz Wolski or “Diary of the Journey” by Piotr Stasik and “Casa Blanca” by Aleksandra Maciuszek. Associated with Krakow Film Foundation. Lecturer at the Wajda School, Gdynia Film School, Lodz Film School. Holder of a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture. Legal counsel.

Tomasz Wolski – member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film “Daughter” (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festival incl. Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy – Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora – FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage & Krakow Film Festival.


57. Krakow Film Festival, Poland – Award for Best Producer