The Orchestra Director
Dyrygent, 1980, 102 min.
FIPRESCI AWARD at the International Film Festival in San Sebastian
“Silver Bear” for Andrzej Seweryn for the best male role
at the International Film Festival in Berlin
“Gold Seal” at the FEST-80 in Belgrade
A famous Polish-born conductor (Sir John Gielgud) returns to his birthplace after 50 years of living in the U.S. A dying man, he decides to work with a struggling provincial orchestra, much to the dismay of their own conductor. But the conductor finds himself being used in government schemes to take advantage of his return.