Polish documentary on the life of Frédéric Chopin narrated by Ian Gillan (which we’ve covered previously) has been completed. It’s got a new title — Chopin’s Story by Ian Gillan from Deep Purple — and will be aired Polish channel Discovery Historia on June 21st. The documentary was produced by TV Project and directed by Jerzy Szkamruk. So far the film has won four international awards, the most prestigious being ‘Best Documentary’ award in Florianopolis, Brazil, in 2011.
A worldwide DVD release is also in the works, with release dates to be specified “in the nearest future”. The documentary itself clocks around 23 minutes, plus there’s a 10-minute bonus interview with Ian centering on his involvement in the project. One of the proposed DVD covers can be seen on the right.
Quoting back cover of the DVD:
The movie is about the rise of extraordinary artistic genius of Frederic Chopin and documents his Polish years. Ian Gillan, the singer of rock band Deep Purple, takes you on the journey around Poland to show how his home country and the local people helped creating one of the most prominent artist in the history of music. The movie is contemporary take on how a piece of local culture morphed into beloved treasure of European heritage.
For further info visit the movie’s official Facebook page.
Thanks to Marcin Rybacki for the info.