Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Katyn (2007) Tribeca Film Festival Preview

The real highlight of Katyn is Krzysztof Penderecki’s magnificent score...which often works its discordant melodies just beneath the surface of the film, subtly affecting the mood and quietly amplifying the overall sense of horror. For all its embracing of dissonance, there is something unexpectedly reticent and shy about Penderecki’s score, which makes it all the more commendable and effective.

Read my full review of Andrzej Wajda's Katyn online here at The L Magazine.


1 comment:

Michael Brooke said...

Is there a single original note in Penderecki's Katyn score?

To my ears, the vast majority of it was simply cut and pasted from existing pieces - I spotted the Third Symphony, the Second Cello Concerto, the Polish Requiem and 'The Awakening of Jacob', and those were just the ones I recognised.