Silent film HÄXAN (1922) with live music

Silent film HÄXAN (1922)
with live music by Adam Bałdych & Paweł Kaczmarczyk
June 6th, 2015, 6 p.m.
Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (12 Rajska st.)

Special screening of a Swedish-Danish silent film Häxan (dir. Benjamin Christensen) will be presented at the 55. Krakow Film Festival. The film will be screened with live music performance of Adam Bałdych and Paweł Kaczmarczyk, two exquisite Polish jazz musicians, known for their original and intriguing sound. The event will promote Silent Film Festival, which will take place in December at Kino Pod Baranami.

HÄXAN | Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages
dir. Benjamin Christensen, DK/SE 1922
(ENG intertitles with PL subtitles)

Häxan is a unique hybrid of documentary and fiction. Its director, Benjamin Christensen, had spent a few years researching the history of witchcraft, demonology and satanism. This hypnotising silent movie depicts representations of evil in a variety of ancient and medieval artworks, offers vignettes illustrating a number of superstitious practices and presents a narrative about the persecution of a woman accused of witchcraft. At times, when human psyche's mechanisms were shrouded in mystery, a rumour could be a spark setting the stake on fire.


Adam Bałdych is a talented violinist. He is greatly acclaimed for his technique as well as his original sound and composition. Adam records for the prestigious label ACT Music. His first album Imaginary Room was recorded with the leading European jazz Artists: Lars Danielsson, Jacob Karlzon, Verneri Pohjola, Morten Lund and Marius Neset.

He has, without doubt, the greatest technique of any jazz violinist alive today. We can expect everything of him (Ulrich Olshausen - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

Paweł Kaczmarczyk is a gifted pianist, arranger, composer and sideman, widely acclaimed for his creativity and refined technique. His third album, issued by ACT Music, Complexity in Simplicity, recognized as “Album of The Year” by JAZZ FORUM, opened him the door to an international career. Paweł performed in almost every part of the world and worked with many world-renowned artists, such as Konitz, Jon Christensen, Mino Cinelu, Emil Mangelsdorff, Poogie Bell, Hadrien Feraud, Eivind Aarset, Arild Andersen, Theodosii Spassov, Janusz Muniak, Piotr Wojtasik, Adam Pierończyk, and Zbigniew Namysłowski.

With 55. Krakow Film Festival pass - 20 PLN
Tickets available online, at Kino Pod Baranami and Małopolski Ogród Sztuki (from May 31st).



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